At just 15 years old, Brazilian skating prodigy Rayssa Leal has long captured the world’s attention.
From a viral sensation to Olympic silver medals, Rayssa is now set to leave her mark on the skateboarding community with her Rayssa Leal x Nike SB Dunk Low collaboration.
the design features bright purple Rayssa-branded tongue tabs, adding a pop of color that reflects Leal’s vibrant personality. “Deep Royal Blue” hues adorn the medial tongue and inner lining, while the tumbled leather Swooshes play with color contrast: “Vivid Purple” on the left foot and the darker blue on the right. All of this rests atop a white upper — complete with debossed mid panels — and richly textured tan overlays, while a skate-staple gum sole sits underfoot.
In a nod to Leal’s youthful exuberance, a beaded dubrae adorns the shoe, showcasing a trio of smiley faces. Further personalization comes in the form of Leal’s own logo, embroidered in bright purple on the heel overlay.
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.