Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon”

Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon”

Color palettes and placements become representative of how #sneakerholics are able to identify certain kicks from one another. When Nike SB decided to create the Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon” pair, it was no surprise the inspiration it drew from another famous sneaker from their historical vault. With official colors of Light Graphite and Prism Violet, the base colors of grey and purple make up for a simple sneaker with lots of character. Originally released in of 2006, the sneaker saw popularity with skaters and collectors alike, bringing a familiar classic back with new colors added. Drawing its inspiration from the Nike SB Dunk Low “Pigeon” released a year before; this particular purple pair was perfectly placed to be released as the next follow-up in simple colors with simple designs and materials.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon” uploaded by G

Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon” uploaded by G

The Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon” is a great, everyday sneaker because of its low profile and simplicity. With the Light Graphite placed mainly on the leather/suede uppers and midsole on the pair, the mainly grey based sneaker became an instant hit. The Prism Violet saw it shine through on the swoosh, tongue lining, and outsole. Similar color placements were done in place of the inspired “Pigeon” release, drawing strong comparisons between the two. Some adventurous #sneakerholics have even taken to customizing their own pair, stitching on a purple Staple Pigeon logo on their purple release, bringing the relationship full circle.  Simple design, color placement, and a fun inspiration made these an instant classic. Leave a comment, a story, or a favorite moment about this pair in the section below.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Purple Pigeon” Patch

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