After rumors were out that the famous Nike SB Dunk Low “Pigeon” by Jeff Staple might be coming back as a Dunk High, it looks like there may be something entirely different flying in to sneaker shops later this fall. Now word is out that the “Pigeon” Dunk will be returning as a Low, but in an all-new color scheme of black and brown. We’ll have to wait and see. Other than a release date sometime in November, that’s pretty much the only info out there on the Dunk Low in question so far, so stay tuned for more information.
There’s a short yet memorable history of SB Dunks inspired by iconic Air Jordans of the past. Supreme kicked things off with two Air Jordan 3 iterations in 2002, and later in 2005, a basic black/royal version inspired by the Air Jordan 1 went on to be a cult classic. Then there were the various Air Jordan 11 styles that brought in patent leather, and not-as-celebrated “Banned” pair that quietly released on store shoes. While not directly inspired by the Air Jordan 1 “Shadow”, this new SB Dunk does in fact bring in that color-blocking that extends this “J-Pack” streak as it features black/grey color-blocking reminiscent of the original colorway from 1985. Coincidentally, the Air Jordan 1 “Shadow” is in fact rumored for a release in early Summer 2018. Expect the Dunks to release soon on Nike.com and select SB retailers.
Roc-a-fella co-founder Damon Dash was also an aficionado of Nikes back in the day, but it looks like he’s ready to let some of them go. He’s auctioning of hundreds of deadstock and slightly used pairs of Nike and Jordan footwear which doubles as a magnifying glass into what was “hot” during that era. SB Dunks, Jordan Retros, Nike Air Force 1s galore, and some rare samples are littered in this amazing lot of shoes, so peep some of the highlights from Dame Dash’s collection and see all the listings on eBay.