Back in 2005, Nike enlisted Jeff Staple to design an NYC-themed shoe for the White Dunk show’s final stop in New York. Feeling that nothing represented the city better than the countless pigeons that dwell in the Big Apple, Staple came up with a mix of different grey tones set atop an eye-catching Sienna red outsole in what might be one of the most ingenious executions on a special sneaker. Eventually, the White Dunk show didn’t even go to NCY but the “Pigeon” Dunks were sold at Staple‘s Reed Space store – with only 202 pairs available and 30 of them numbered. Needless to say, the hype was real as the police showed up and customers were even escorted out the back door to a taxi so they could make it home safe with their pair.
Now Nike finally unarchives the sought-after design to continue its “15 Years of SB Dunk” celebrations. Switching out the grey hues on the Nubuck upper, a monochromatic black upper puts a different spin to the sneaker. Now the outsole and immediately recognizable pigeon stitching on the heel counter pop out even more and detail pics prove that the Swoosh brand really put great efforts into delivering the kind of top notch quality a shoe like this should have. Tonal black laces and a few pops of red on the Nike branding add finishing touches to this beauty.
With the release of the Nike Dunk Low Black Pigeon right around the corner, it also seems like HTM designer Hiroshi Fujiwara already received his own special pair – which fittingly features the fragment design logo embossed into the heel counter.
Release Details – Nike SB Dunk Low Black Pigeon
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