Nike SB Dunk hype was back in a big way at ComplexCon, including a notable sample spotted on the floor being worn by Jeff Staple.
The designer behind the iconic "Pigeon" SB Dunk release from 2005 was seen walking around the event in a rumored third installment to the "Pigeon" series with Nike. This pair sports a black-and-white upper, white Swoosh, green hits on the tongue and heel, and what appears to be a marbled outsole. Of course, his pigeon logo is stitched on the lateral heel to complete the design.
Staple's last effort, the "Black Pigeon," dropped back in 2017 to significant fanfare. A very similar pair to this latest version was originally shown off by Staple this past February on Twitter sans the green accents. The sample was said to be scrapped because it resembled a panda more than a pigeon.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available regarding the next potential Staple x Nike SB project.
UPDATE (12/24): Eric Koston has posted a new shot of the updated "Pigeon" Nike SB Dunk most recently seen on Jeff Staple at ComplexCon. This closer look reveals a translucent sole with graphics that appear to be inspired by the New York Post headline that documented the riot from the original "Pigeon" Dunk's release.
UPDATE (12/29): While wider launch details haven't been announced, Jeff Staple and Nike Skateboarding partnering with the NTWRK Live app to make the new "Pigeon" SB Dunk Lows available for pre-order on January 6 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST. According to the landing page, those who pre-order will have access to additional pieces from the latest Staple Collection.
UPDATE (01/05): New release info for the "Panda Pigeon" Nike SB Dunk Low has officially been revealed by Jeff Staple. Partnering with the NTWRK Live app, the sneakers will be available for pre-order tomorrow at 8 p.m. EST followed by pairs releasing at skate shops on Jan. 13, and then the SNKRS app on Jan. 15. Later this month a limited release of the "Panda Pigeon" will land at Staplepigeon.com on Jan. 24 and an in-store release at NYC-based boutique Extra Butter featuring a special wooden box.
UPDATE (01/07): The NTWRK Live app postponed its release of the "Panda Pigeon" Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low originally slated for Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. NTWRK cited "malicious bot attacks" as the reason for moving back the anticipated drop. Jeff Staple also took to Twitter to issue an apology of his own. A new drop date via the NTWRK Live app has yet to be announced.