Creative visionary Jeff Staple was the man behind this 2005 Nike SB Dunk colourway. His Nike SB Dunk Low changed the game and came to symbolise the best of street-inspired footwear. What better theme than the pigeon, which is synonymous with the urban jungle. Considered one of the all-time greats, and without a doubt a grail for collectors, the Nike SB Pigeon launches as part of the SB Dunk’s 20th anniversary as well as the 20th anniversary of Staple Design.
This pair stays true to the original with a black slate upper. As Jeff puts it, “just let the Pigeon be the story”. Coming in a Pink box as a nod to its original era, the “Black Pigeon” represents limitless possibilities for the future of sneaker culture. The iconic Staple Pigeon logo is embroidered on the heels to complete the classic design.
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.