First dropping in 1985 as high-tops, the Nike Dunk “Be True To Your School” series celebrated key college basketball programs across the nation. Regulars of the National Championship circuit, Syracuse’s white and orange has become one of the most iconic school-based color-combos in sneaker history.
Although this Dunk Low lacks the high-cut construction of its famous forefather, colorblocking, proportions and shape are all recreated in a masterful fashion. Crisp white leather is used on the quarter, toebox and heel, while vivid orange hits the mudguard, eyestays, midfoot Swooshes, rear pieces and heel tabs — which also feature an embroidered Nike text hit. White nylon tongues equip a orange-accented tag and are covered by crisscrossing orange laces. White rubber midsoles and orange outsoles complete the look.
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.
1985: The Nike Dunk Makes its Debut
2002: The first Nike SB Dunks Drop
2000’s: Nike SB Dunks Ignite Sneakerhead Culture
2020 & Beyond: The Nike Dunk SB Renaissance.