Whether or not the 2002 Dunk Low “Gino” was the first Nike SB Dunk to release, the model stands as one of the first from the budding unit within the Nike confines. Colored by skateboarder Gino lannucci, the model featured a mix of black sued and leather on the upper with plenty of perforations throughout. Black laces help to hide the dark stitching, while the Nike Swoosh on the side panel remains very visible in grey.
In addition to the 2002 Dunk Low “Gino” Being one of the first out of the Nike SB line, the model help mark the error where most people that buys Nike SB’s don’t even realize that the show was originally a basketball shoe. Despite this shift in public thinking, the model remains a forefather in the Nike SB line and paved the way for man of the story related Nike SB Dunk releases today.
For those that continue to follow Gino, he was recently featured in an ad with Tennis legend John McEnroe for the launch of the Nike SB Challenge Court. Gino took the silhouette and made several small improvements like softening the outsole and slimming the upper to prep for the rigors of skating as opposed to the rigors of the tennis court. Officially colored in Obsidian/Light Graphite/Obsidian, the 2002 Nike SB Dunk Low “Gino” is a classic when it comes to the Nike catalog. Now we just need assistance in having this classic Nike SB model added to the wikipedia, can you help us out?