Nike is currently celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the SB Dunk, and while Swoosh is reliving the past with the reissue of the "Reese Forbes Denim" Dunk, the brand is also creating the future for the silhouette with SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low. Over the years, the Nike SB Dunk has gone through several changes — like going from super fat tongues and ankle padding to slimmer designs, but this may be the most drastic change yet.
The Nike SB Zoom Dunk Elite takes the classic skate sneaker and transforms it into a lighter, more flexible version. A much larger Zoom Air unit is incorporated for better ride absorption, while seamless one-piece panels provide durability to high-wear areas. A ridged midsole and newly-designed translucent outsole complete the sneaker.
For the first release of the SB Zoom Dunk Low Elite, a grey and blue pair pays homage to the original Nike SB Dunk sample that Sandy Bodecker, then the GM of Nike SB, first took around to skate shops in 2002. Sean Malto is also getting a samurai-inspired colorway that features brass accents and a samurai warrior on the insole.
The Nike Zoom SB Dunk Low Elite is scheduled to release on March 2 on Nike SNKRS and other select retailers. Stay posted to Sole Collector for updates on the new model.