Washington D.C.’s Crushed is the next localized skate shop to get the nod from Nike SB, with the two delivering a special-edition collaboration on the SB Dunk Low.
A first look at the Crushed D.C. x Nike SB Dunk Low implies something simple, but as you get into the details, you’ll find there’s much more than first meets the eye.
With premium tumbled leather uppers of off-white, the pair looks to dusty nubuck overlays of light chocolate and pops of vibrant orange at the liners, Grind Rubber-gritted outsoles, and through the decorative Swoosh.
The tongues are styled with the usual Nike SB logos, but swap out the normal SB Dunk Low text for a “Crushed D.C.” spell out. More branding shows face on the inside of the kicks as well as the interior of the tongues also features the skate shop’s moniker while the insoles are printed with name tag-inspired hits. Down below, the sneakers are fashioned with NikeGrind materials and orange-tinted outsoles to align with the base’s accents.
Are dunks or SB dunks more comfortable?
Are Dunks Or SB Dunks More Comfortable? An older SB Dunk can be more comfortable than a regular (non-SB) Dunk. Modern Dunk and SB Dunk releases tend to be stiffer right out of the box. As such, modern regular Dunks are more accommodating than their SB counterparts
The most noticeable difference between the two sneakers are their tongues. On the Nike Dunk, you get a slim, mesh tongue. On the SB Dunk, the tongue has been beefed up to provide more cushion and protection. By being thicker, the tongue helps with the fit as well. It enables the sneaker to mold to your feet, preventing any slipping or wiggling. The tongue is held down with elastic straps which provide an added layer of lockdown. As a bonus, it allows you to slip the SB Dunk on and off without having to mess with finicky laces.
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