Who would have thought in 2002 that 15 years after the release of the first four Nike SB Dunk Pro shoes, the brand could literally raise the bar once again? Surely not Gino Iannucci, who’s a team rider of the first hour. So, after Reese Forbes and Richard Mulder already released their remastered Dunks this year, it was his turn to transform his Dunk Low into a high-top version.
The Nike SB Dunk is not a stranger to collaborations. Since this skateboarding edition of the classic Dunk debuted in 2002 there has been many, many collab models, and the hits are still coming. For their latest SB collab edition Nike teamed up with multimedia artist Thomas Campbell. Campbell, who was also the Art Director on Nike SB Chronicles Vol. 3., stayed true to his artwork and delivered a model that's hard to ignore. They feature a quilt-inspired design with an array of colors, designs, patterns, zig-zag stitching, gold accents on the tongue, and a gum outsole.
To cater to skaters, it featured a substantially higher amount of cushioning than the traditional Nike Dunk utilizing the Zoom Air technology. It also featured padding around the collar and a stuffed tongue for extra cushion. It has since become one of the most celebrated and sought-after Dunk colorways ever.
The release of the new Nike SB Dunk High Gino QS Shoes is here, and the Four Horsemen of the Nike SB Dunk are back. To celebrate 15 years of SB Dunks, Nike SB is re-releasing its four original Dunk styles as high tops. The original four styles were pro models for Nike SB riders at the time Reese Forbes, Danny Supa, Richard Mulder, and Gino Iannucci. The “Colors By” series dropped March 2002, and each colorway was designed by the rider.