Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most testers are pleased with its in-shoe feel. One also added that its comfort-level was comparable with the regular SB Dunk High Pro.
  • One buyer thinks that the peach logo on the rear of the shoe looked sophisticated. 
  • Several testers applaud the shoe’s quality and well-made construction.
  • Many adore the high-top Nike SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku’s dark washed denim colorway. 
  • It is among the Nike sneakers that look excellent with all kinds of outfits.
  • The SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku is priced reasonably.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users have noted that this kick has slightly narrow construction.
  • A few testers have problems slipping on/off the shoes.
  • The SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku could use more cushioning underfoot, according to several wearers.

Bottom line

Artists, athletes and now a chef can’t help but alter the iconic SB Dunk High Pro’s design to make it their own. David Chang, a New York-based chef, did just that. However, he chose to keep his version laid-back, and subtle.

With a versatile colorway, an eye-catching silhouette and an attractive price tag, it’s not surprising why many fans perceive the Momofuku as a must-have. Although slightly on the narrow side, its satisfactory quality and its comfortable feel are enough reasons for fans to want this shoe more.

Facts

Expert Reviews

  • First look | Seth Fowler

  • First look | Kicks Vision

  • First look | Jiggy's Geek Speak |

  • First look | Ivory Shews

Become an expert

Made with denim, expect this lifestyle shoe to give a comfortable yet supportive ride. Its double stitching also ensures added durability. Its narrow build, though, provides minimal toe room. Lastly, the SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku is available in men’s sizing. 

The high-top Nike SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku remained loyal to its roots by maintaining its forerunner’s silhouette intact.  The dark gray denim upper with hints of green on the heel and undersole, however, gave this shoe a contemporary look. Rocked with skinny jeans, baggy pants, cuffed sweats and khakis, this footwear is capable of elevating the look of your everyday outfits in an instant.  

The Nike SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku gets a modern makeover with its all-denim upper. The white midsole and gum outsole, however, give this shoe the right amount of retro vibe to make it stand out.

In the year 1985, designer Peter Moore opted to blend the design elements of iconic models like the Air Jordan 1 and the Nike Terminator. Its product was a hoop shoe that, later on, became a fashion staple and a mainstay in the brand’s Nike SB collection.

Originally called the College Color High, the high-top Nike Dunk sneaker was popularized by the slogan “Be True to Your School." Outfitted in hues that matched the different college basketball teams’ colors in those days, b-ball fans can’t help but wear these kicks with pride in support of their favorite teams.

The establishment of Nike Skateboarding (aka Nike SB) in 2002 pushed the brand to turn their coveted classics into skate-worthy footwear. First in line was the 80s Nike Dunk. Dubbed as the Nike SB Dunk Low, it featured a low-top construction, Zoom Air insoles, a modified traction pattern as well as increased padding.

A high-cut version was launched afterward. Although its entry was not greeted with enthusiasm, the brand’s efforts to capture the hearts of skaters did not go wasted. To date, the Nike SB Dunk High Pro is among the most-coveted models of the brand. A preferred subject of collaborations, Momofuku founder and famed chef David Chang thought this was the perfect shoe for his first sneaker hookup.

Launched on June 22, 2017, this lifestyle sneaker’s dark denim colorway looked identical with the restaurant’s kitchen aprons. The numbers “207” and “163,” which represent the address of Chang’s NYC Ssäm Bar and Fuku restaurants, were printed on the shoe’s insoles. Momofuku’s peach logo embroidered on the rear, on the one hand, gave this rendition its distinctive look.

Sold at $110 at selected retailers, fans were also given an option to buy the shoe at the restaurant as well as through the SNKRS app. Using augmented reality technology, interested buyers were instructed to search for the concealed image in Momofuku’s menu or poster utilizing the app's hidden camera. 

  • Its comfort-level is increased with the addition of fabric lining and a generous amount of padding on the collar.
  • Heel pull tab assists in slip on/off.
  • The high-top construction offers enhanced ankle support while the heel lining pods reduce/eliminate heel slippage.
  • The SB Dunk High Pro Momofuku’s look is completed with the addition of the famous “Swoosh” on the side panels and the restaurant’s peach logo with the Nike SB insignia on the tongue label.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com