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This low top shoe is available in men’s sizes which range from 7.5 to 14. Half sizes are offered up to 12.5. The large overlays, including the very prominent Swoosh logo, provide excellent hold and support.
Skaters need baggy clothes to allow for plenty of movement. The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair would look great when paired with cargo pants topped off with a hoodie. For non-skaters and those who don’t like the baggy look, jeans and tees would work just as well.
The SB Dunk Low Pro utilizes Nike’s Air Zoom technology in the airpad insole, giving the wearer a snappy responsiveness and quick off-the-ground feel as well as impact protection.
The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Ishod Wair comes from the legendary Dunk line which was released in the year 1985. The Dunk was initially intended for the basketball court but became popular with skaters as well. In 2002, Nike re-engineered the Dunk specifically for the skateboarding market and launched the SB line.
Nike’s first SB launch included four SB Dunk Lows: the Mulder Dunk SB, Gino Dunk SB, Forbes Dunk SB, and Supa Dunk SB—all named for the pro skaters who helped with the design of the shoe. The Supreme Dunk Low followed in the Fall of that same year, releasing in two colorways. The SB shoes featured Zoom Air cushioning and thickened tongues for extra padding and impact protection.
Throughout the years, Nike would release various colorways and iterations for the SB Dunk line, occasionally collaborating with pro skaters to create a new model. On December 31 of 2015 (January 1, 2016, in some stores), Thrasher Skater of the Year 2013 Ishod Wair’s first signature shoe debuted.
The Ishod Wair model was designed with hardcore skaters in mind. The upper is constructed using high-quality suede, and reinforced double-stitching in the ollie area gives the shoe long-lasting wearability.
Nike would follow this model up with another homage to Ishod in January 2017. This new pair in a Dark Grey/University Red colorway featured a speedometer graphic on the right insole while a New Jersey outline and license plate are on the left.
- The shoe uses flat laces.
- Nike Zoom technology in the heel enhances cushioning and absorbs shock.
- There are perforations in the upper for breathability.
- A PU midsole stretches the entire length of the shoe for lightweight cushioning.