16 Nike SB Dunks Lows We Want Back as Highs

16 Nike SB Dunks Lows We Want Back as Highs
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Forewarning, we’re not against low-top Nike SB Dunks. We actually really like them. However, rather than give iconic SBs the retro treatment in OG form, Swoosh Skateboarding has switched things up by bringing back favorites from the past decade in updated, high top form. Not a bad idea– the nostalgia remains while Day 1 coppers, collectors and auction winners retain the uniqueness, foresight and value of their prized possessions.

Following the surprise release of the Diamond Supply Co. x Nike SB Dunk High and recent reveal of the “Cali” Nike SB Dunk High, we’re pretty sure we spot a trend. Right or wrong, we’ve already started our wish list based on our high hopes. Here are 16 classic Nike SB Dunk Lows we want to see revamped and released in high top form.


Quartersnacks x Nike SB Dunk Low Release Date

The latest collaborative Nike SB Dunk is slated for a US release date. Simplistic in styling but full of detail, theQuartersnacks x Nike SB Dunk Low is one of the most anticipated SB releases of the summer. NYC skateboarding website Quartersnacks puts their personal stamp on the low-top version of the skating staple, basing their collaborative take in black premium suede. 3M reflective silver borders a textured Swoosh, finished off with a pure white midsole and famed gum bottom. Personalization comes through a red 25¢ tag on the heel, as well as a monochrome coin on the tongue label. Get a detailed look at these money Dunks below, and earn a pair when they drop on August 23rd.

Quartersnacks x Nike SB Dunk Low

Black/Black-Reflect Silver
Release Date: August 23, 2014
Price: $100

Nike Kobe 9 EM “China” Release Date


Even though the Flyknit Elite version of the low-top Nike Kobe 9 has finally become more available, the Engineered Mesh convertible is still standing. The only basketball Kobe 9 without the knitted upper has remained relevant, and will now strike again with the release of the Nike Kobe 9 EM “China.” This limited edition of the model is a fiery style code with a bright red base, black and white contrast, and gold detailing. Further distinguishing this rendition is a speckled midsole, and special Chinese tongue graphics. Is this the best Kobe 9 EM yet? Mark you calendars for August 30th.

Nike Kobe 9 EM “China” Release Date

University Red/Metallic Gold-Black
Release Date: August 30, 2014
Price: $180


Nike SB Eric Koston 2 Max Crystal Mint

The latest version of the Nike SB Eric Koston 2 arrives in a minty fresh colorway. The casual-ready Eric Koston 2 Max, complete with a lightweight mesh upper, flexible Free sole and Air Max cushioning in the heel, drops in this Crystal Mint colorway sure to be approved by fans of the classic “Tiffany” Dunks—or pretty much anybody else, for that matter. If you need a new pair of shoes to give your feet a rest after a long day of skating, check in with select Nike SB retailers like Concepts to grab your pair now.

Nike Zoom Sonic Flight Turquoise/Black

A simple yet effective two-tone colorway outfits this latest edition of Nike Sportswear design guru Marc Dolce’s Gary Payton signature mash-up, featuring elements of the Zoom Flight ’98 and Zoom GP I, two of The Glove’s most memorable models. Gary Payton’s Nike Zoom Sonic Flight hybrid gets one of its boldest look yet, seen here draped in vibrant turquoise with contrast in black.  This eye-catching Zoom Sonic Flight is arriving now at select Nike Sportswear retailers including Solefly.


Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid “Washed Denim” Release Date

With a nod to Andre Agassi’s early 90′s outfits—specifically his acid-wash denim shorts—Nike Sportswear cooks up a special edition of the Air Tech Challenge Hybrid in a Washed Denim construction. Combining elements of multiple models in Agassi’s iconic Tech Challenge line of the early 90′s, this Hybrid edition gets a totally rad denim upper while the accents tones are similar back to the legendary “Hot Lava” colorway of the Tech Challenge II. This latest ode to the Rock n’ Roll Tennis star slams into select Nike Sportswear retailers this Saturday, August 23rd.


Model: Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid “Washed Denim”
Colorway: Washed Denim/Black-Fuscia Force-Dark Concord
Release Date: August 23, 2014
Style Code: 653874-400
Price: $130


Nike Air Max 90 LTR PRM Cool Grey

The classic Air Max 90 is seen in all suede with this new edition featuring a clean and simple Cool Grey/Anthracitecolorway. This stylish look for the iconic Max Air runner features a tonal grey suede upper with softly contrasting Anthracite accents, all atop an all-white midsole. More Anthracite is then found on the outsole. This new Air Max 90 LTR PRM in Cool Grey is not available in the US yet, but can be purchased now from select retailers overseas such asCaliroots.


Nike WMNS Air Zoom Pegasus 31 Bright Mango/Black


Nike Running drops one of the hottest colorway of the new Pegasus we’ve seen with this WMNS Air Zoom Pegasus 31 draped in Bright Mango and Black. The eye-popping Bright Mango hue takes over the lightweight mesh and synthetic upper while black accents appear throughout, including the solid black sole for a bold two-tone look. This blazing Zoom Pegasus 31 can be purchased now at select Nike Running retailers and online directly from Nike Store.


Nike SB Dunk High “Cali” Release Date

10 years after the “Cali” Dunks released in low-top form, the design is coming back around on the high-top silhouette. Maintaining the same layout as its predecessor, the Nike SB Dunk High “Cali” again draws inspiration from the California state flag. Brown suede makes up the base that represents the bear on the flag, while white leather overlays cover the front and the back, this time all the way up high to the ankle support. A green midsole and red outsole round out this Nike SB Dunk High, which is tagged with the flag’s red star on the raised up collar. Drop a comment in the feedback space below with your thoughts on this high-top version of the classic, and keep fishing through Nice Kicks for release information in the near future.


Model: Nike SB Dunk High “Cali”
Colorway: Pecan/White
Release Date: August 30, 2014
Style Code: 313171-201
Price: $120

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low University Red/Black

After rolling out in its two inaugural colorways, the Flyknit-constructed Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low is on its way in a more straightforward style code. With a fiery design that is cooled by refreshing detailing, the upcoming Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low University Red/Black lights up both on the surface and underneath. Red and black threads intertwine to makeup the Flyknit upper, which is contrasted by a black sole and laces. Mint green speckles are seen on the midsole and laces, which combine the a white Swoosh to all glow-in-the-dark when the lights go off. Scroll down to get a closer look at the latest from the Kobe line, and keep streaming Nice Kicks for future release information.