When you have the Nike SB camp sit down and let them jam out to their favorite tunes you probably get the idea they listen to some good Rock N’ Roll due to their past releases paying tribute to classic rocks bands. In 2005 the Nike SB line dropped a pack to pay tribute to rock band The Melvins. The Melvins is a metal band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington. Since the start of the band rocking out they have made quite an impact on the music world. It has been over two decades and with nearly 20 album releases but they still rock out as heavy as when they first started! They are highly recognized for their unique blend that has paved the way for many bands to follow in their footsteps. It was only right that this band got recognition and what better way than to have Nike create two special pairs.
Nike SB Dunk High “Melvin” White uploaded by MarkDelete
The Nike SB Dunk High was chosen for this release, both with strong designs that allow them to stand out on their own. But having both pairs is a special thing, especially for fans of the band. One pair consisted of white base with a linen upper and black and red blood splatter all over for a grizzly look. A special Chinese character, “Xue,” is stitched on the outer heel, its meaning is blood. On the inner heel of the shoe is The Melvins name and their famous skull and crossbones logo.
Nike SB Dunk High “Melvin” Black uploaded by desharu
The second pair consisted of an all black upper consisting of leather and suede. This pair was a bit more grim and macabre (just like their music). But it’s not a simple all black look. The upper consisted of their handwritten lyrics added all over blending in but still standing out. For this version their skull and crossbones logo is more prominent as they are added to the toebox. Finishing off this pair is a Crimson Red outsole.
Both pairs are highly sough after and since their drop sneakerholics argue which one is the best of the pair. We love both pairs equally though and it’s special to have both of these great pairs on the wiki for everyone to enjoy.