Since debuting in 1985, Nike Dunks have become among the most iconic sneaker styles of all time. Conceived as a basketball shoe, the Dunk quickly became a cult favorite in the skate community, a connection that was codified in 2002 with the debut of the Nike SB Dunk. Since then, Nike SB has become known for its unbridled creativity and experimental limited run SB Dunks. Our Streetwear and Modern Collectibles team specializes in selecting the best of the best: exciting collaborations, exclusive releases and other rare Nike SB Dunk Highs that live up to the hype. Read on to discover our favorite Nike SB Dunks to shop now, from era-defining SB Dunks like the Supreme SB Dunk High to grail status Nike Futura collab sneakers.
1. Nike SB Dunk High Strawberry Cough
Nike SB Dunks have long embraced stoner culture. In 2004, Nike SB dropped its first 4/20 release, beginning a beloved – and highly collectible – tradition. These Strawberry Cough Dunks from 2021, named for the Strawberry Cough strain of cannabis, are the latest Nike SB Dunk Highs to celebrate the holiday. This Dunk High was desgined by illustrator and SB legend Todd Bratrud, the Strawberry Cough Dunks mimic the look of an actual strawberry with uppers in textured red leather and green suede. A coughing strawberry at the heel sits atop a translucent outsole, completing the distinctive look of these Nike Dunk SB Strawberry Cough sneakers.
2. Nike SB Dunk High Premium Eric Koston Thai Temple
These Nike Eric Koston collab Dunks High were inspired by the Buddhist temples of Thailand, where the famed pro skater was born. In a palette of rich metallics, the Nike Eric Koston Premium SB Dunks evoke images of a reclining buddha statue. These High Premium SB Dunks, which dropped in 2010, feature uppers dressed in lustrous gold leather and suede, sitting atop a white midsole and gum outsole. Red, white and blue accents, a nod to the flag of Thailand, complete the look of the Eric Koston Nike SB Shoes.
3. Nike SB Dunk High Pro Unlucky
The Nike SB Dunk High Pro ‘Unlucky’ SB Dunks dropped in 2004 alongside the accompanying ‘Lucky’ colorway, and were limited to 1300 pairs. The Nike Dunk High takes the classic SB Dunk silhouette, and applies a black suede and leather upper with contrasting yellow stitching. Red accents are found on the rubber outsole, tongue tag branding, and the embroidered ‘13’ featured on the lateral forefoot. A collector would be unlucky indeed to miss an opportunity to cop these ‘Unlucky’ SB Dunk Highs.
4. Nike SB Dunk High Pro D.U.N.K.L.E.
These Nike Dunks High, created in collaboration with experimental hip-hop ensemble D.U.N.K.L.E. and pioneering NYC graffiti artist Futura, mark the debut of the now-iconic pink SB Dunk box. Exceptionally rare, it’s rumored that fewer than 1,000 pairs of the Nike Futura collab shoes were produced. The High Pro Dunks feature black leather uppers and contrasting pink overlays, atop black midsoles and cream outsoles. Graphics by Futura feature throughout the Nike Futura collab shoes, with the artist’s distinctive characters appearing on the mid-lateral panels, under white Nike Swooshes. These Nike SB Dunk High Pros come in their original packaging with alternate white shoelaces. Mo’Wax branded insoles add the finishing touch to the ultra-exclusive Nike Dunk Highs.
5. Nike SB Dunk High Pro Supreme College Orange
The longstanding Nike SB Supreme collaboration is also one of the most influential. A year after debuting their first collab in 2002, Supreme created another iconic design. Released in Varsity Red, University Blue and College Orange, the Supreme SB Dunk Highs pay homage to OG Dunk styles from the legendary 1985 “Be True To Your School” campaign. The SB Dunk College Orange features white quarter panels adorned with gold stars, overlaid with orange crocodile embossed leather. Supreme-branded metallic deubrés, a rarity for the Nike SB line, add an unexpected touch to the SB Dunk College Orange. Like the first Nike SB Supreme collab, the Supreme SB Dunks were produced in highly limited quantities and sold exclusively in Supreme stores.