Who should buy the Nike SB Dunk High Elite

This sporty Nike sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a high-cut shoe with flexible soles
  • You want a fantastic skate shoe with an excellent board feel

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Shoe logo

Style of the Nike SB Dunk High Elite

Turn the city streets into your skate park with the high-top Nike SB Dunk High Elite. Showing off a silhouette that screams love me or hate me, its design is indeed an acquired taste. Those who have tried it paired it with tees and hoodies as well as tapered jeans and cuffed joggers and ended up looking stylish.

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Shoe laces

Notable Features

Aside from its unique cuff that supplies increased ankle and board connection, the Nike SB Dunk High Elite is also recognized for its translucent outsole with forefoot flex grooves which provide flexibility. The outsole also reveals the renowned heel Zoom Air unit that offers responsive cushioning and lightweight impact protection.

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Midsole

History of the Nike SB Dunk High Elite

Back in the year 2002, the brand opted to turn their 80s b-ball classic the Nike Dunk into skate-worthy footwear. Known as the Nike SB Dunk Low, the sneaker featured a low-cut profile, increased padding, Zoom air insoles as well as a modified traction pattern.

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Toe box

Fast forward to March 2017; the SB Dunk Low has been upgraded to meet the demands of present-day skaters. While it kept the original design intact, this modernized version, which is also a pro rider Sean Malto rendition, was equipped with a bigger midsole Zoom Airbag for better impact protection and a seamless one-piece upper for enhanced durability.

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Outsole

For the high-top version of this product, Nike saw it fit to combine the SB Dunk Low Elite’s innovative construction with the SB Koston 3’s design. The 2016 SB Koston 3 is a recent addition to American pro skateboarder Eric Koston's line which integrated the Flyknit collar of the Nike Magista, a soccer cleat-inspired silhouette launched in 2014.

Nike SB Dunk High Elite Collar

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: High
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike Sb Dunk, Nike Sb, Nike Flyknit, Nike Zoom Air, Nike Sb Dunk High
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Leather, Knit, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole, Synthetic / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.