Sneaker Spotlight: Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Collection

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Collection

The follow-up to one of the most beloved collaborations between the sneaker titans in Nike and Supreme, it’s no surprise to see the two work again in order to come up with another classic pair of kicks. The Nike SB Dunk High Pro x “Supreme” pack did just that, seeking its source of classic color palettes with a little extra flair added by Supreme. Keeping the “Be True To Your School” as a source of reference, the sneakers were kept as simple as possible while adding the flashiness that makes up the street wear boutique in Supreme. This particular pack mixed both Nike traditions and the hype that so encompasses the lifestyle Supreme tries to sell to. Released in August of 2003, the limited drop was only made available at the Supreme stores located in New York and Tokyo. With rumors of only 1,000 pairs out there, the anticipation for the kicks was very high. Supposedly to release as a pack of both high and low tops, the low top pack ran into legal issues with Nike. Instead of the more well-known “stars” adorning the middle panel as seen on the highs, the sample low top pairs had gold Nike logos all along the side. Fortunately, Nike and Supreme decided to stick with what is their retail release, with classic colored silhouettes mixed with the extravagant.

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High "Orange" uploaded by gearsolegoods

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High “Orange” uploaded by gearsolegoods

Released in a pack of three, the Nike SB Dunk High Pro x “Supreme” found a great medium in use of materials, color layouts, and small additions to make the pairs memorable.  The packs pairs included colorways of White with University Red, White with University Blue, and a White with College Orange. The layouts for all three were done the same, with White adorning the toe, middle panels, heels, and midsole. They also featured the memorable gold stars on the middle panel, a cleaner look compared to the Nike logo initially seen on the sample pairs. The outsole and alligator print is done on the rest of the pairs, made up with the Red, Blue, and Orange, giving the pair a basic look paying homage to Nike’s original Dunk High campaign. Supreme also added their emblem as a lace tag, done in gold no less. The pack released with much anticipation as #sneakerholics fought to add this limited release to their collection.

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High "Red" uploaded by lilux4

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High “Red” uploaded by lilux4

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High "Blue" uploaded by gearsolegoods

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High “Blue” uploaded by gearsolegoods

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