Fit & Sizing
Made with a durable suede, double-stitched upper, expect this lifestyle/skater shoe to supply sufficient support and stability. It also offers added reinforcement, thus improving the shoe’s durability. Its narrow construction, however, only provides minimal toe room. Generally running true to length, the SB Dunk High Pro is available in men’s sizes 4-15.
Nike SB Dunk High Pro Style
Commonly outfitted in bold, never-before-seen color schemes, the Nike SB Dunk High Pro has always been the go-to sneaker of fashionistas. Paired with baggy or skinny jeans and khakis, hoodies and tees, this casual footwear is capable of elevating your outfit in a snap.
Unknown to some, this high-rise sneaker is actually meant to be worn in the skate park. Made with a generously padded collar, an injected Phylon midsole and removable, cushioned Zoom Air insoles, this shoe also promises to provide comfort all day and ample protection against unavoidable impacts during lands.
Nike SB Dunk High Pro History
Back in the year 1985, designer Peter Moore fused different models to create the Nike Dunk. This hoop shoe was crafted with an upper and outsole that resembled the iconic Air Jordan 1. It also borrowed a few design elements of the Nike Terminator.
Initially dubbed as the College Color High, this high-top sneaker was initially dressed in hues to match the colors of different college basketball teams. Marketed with the tagline “Be True to Your School," b-ball fans, back then, were pleased that there’s a shoe to match the colors of their school.
In the year 2002, Nike SB (aka Nike Skateboarding) was established. A silhouette made initially for basketball; the Nike Dunk was re-engineered with a low-cut profile, padded tongue, and collar, as well as Zoom Air insoles. Released as the SB Dunk Low, this model, unfortunately, received only mediocre sales.
Incessant on becoming a mainstay of the skater footwear production industry, the brand made skater shoes with a high-rise design, very similar to its predecessor’s silhouette. First to make its appearance was the Nike SB High Dunk Pro Paul Brown. Although it failed to stun skaters back then, it is notable that this shoe’s resale price now ranges from $500-$800.
2004 was the year when the SB Dunk finally made major noise as the brand decided to seek the help of professional skaters. With the help of Paul Rodriguez and Lewis Marnell’s expertise and stamp of approval, Nike’s footwear became more appealing and was later on perceived as skate worthy.
Since then, skaters as well as sneakerheads, saw the SB Dunk High and Low as a skate staple, not to mention a wardrobe essential. Built to perform well on the park and look great on the streets, this shoe’s prominence in the market remains to date.