Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Lucky” and “Unlucky”

Nike SB Dunk High "Lucky and Unlucky"

When the world gives you the choice of good versus evil, it truly puts one in a bind when having to make a decision on which side you choose. When Nike SB gives you the choice between the Dunk High Pro “Lucky” and “Unlucky”, it puts a #sneakerholic in a bind when choosing between the showy or the subtle. Just like in life though, the path in which one chooses always leaves the option of both. Initially thought of as the “Heaven and Hell” or “Luck” pack, the Dunk High Pro’s “Lucky” and “Unlucky” truly set the standard for class, quality, and the sublime when executing on color placement and materials. Initially released in July of 2004, this superstitious pack is marked as one of the more memorable of Nike SB’s Dunk High lineups and though each hold a separate moniker, you would have to be pretty lucky to run into either pair.

Nike SB Dunk High "Lucky" uploaded by Kish Kash

Nike SB Dunk High “Lucky” uploaded by Kish Kash

Each pair from the pack represents the opposite of the other, as mentioned earlier as being opposed in style choices. The Dunk High Pro “Lucky”’ has the official colors of Wheat and Metallic Gold. What truly sets this apart from other sneakers is the vibrancy of the Metallic Gold. Making up the leather patches around the front, rear, heel, and swoosh, these trainers really pop. Wheat is used on the suede areas on the toe, side, heel cap, tongue, and midsole. A sort of shamrock green is seen on the tongue tag, outsole, and stitched on “7” near the toe, giving the lucky moniker the superstitious number of good fortune.  Rumors are that there were only 777 pairs released to the public.

Nike SB Dunk High "Unlucky" uploaded by Trffx

Nike SB Dunk High “Unlucky” uploaded by Trffx

In opposition, the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Unlucky” takes all of what made the other sneaker and goes in a different direction.  With the official colors being Black and Black, it’s no surprise to see such a dark pair of kicks represent something so unlucky. Leather and suede are placed in the same locations as its counterpart sneakers, with Black making up the majority of the upper. Gold stitching is done throughout the pair, seen not only on the upper but the midsole as well. A deep true red can be found on the outsole, tongue tag, and a sort of old English “13” stitched near the toe. The rumors for these are that only 1300 pairs were released. Whether you choose to get the vibrant “Lucky” or the more gothic “Unlucky” pair, owning both could only be seen as closer to the former rather than the latter.

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