The Nike SB Dunk line has seen its share of both simplicity and vibrant colors come its way throughout their over decade long existence. Nike SB experimented with this mixture of both sides of the spectrum with the Dunk Low “Vamps” pack. Released in two colorways with reverse color palettes, we saw the pack come with both criticism and acclaim. Challenging how the views of simple colors can be used in both subtlety and vividness, the Nike SB Dunk Low “Vamps” had it all. Released back in July of 2003, the ten-year anniversary of the sneakers is a reminder of where Nike SB once was with their Dunk line and its progression over time.
Nike SB Dunk Low Tre Red/Black “Vamps” uploaded by kapology
Nike SB Dunk Low Black/True Red “Vamps” uploaded by Pkballr
As mentioned earlier, both colorways dropped in opposition. The official colorways of both sneakers were Black/True Red and True Red/Black. It’s no surprise that one complimented the other and it was a definite split between #sneakerholics in which direction they wanted to go with their kicks. Should you stay conservative with the Black/True Red colorway which featured a mainly Black silhouette, only seeing the True Red come out in the swoosh and outsole. Or were you the more colorful type, looking at the True Red/Black with a mainly True Red build and the reverse ideals with Black. Both featured a leather toe, tongue, lateral, and ankle while the rest of the build was made up of nubuck. During a time period where reverse colorways were all the rage, Nike SB made it easy for Dunk lovers and dropped the “Vamps” together. Though they worked perfect together, people often made the distinction between one or the other. Which type of #sneakerholic are you?