In our ongoing series Beauty of the past we are casting the spotlight on older colours and variations of the Dunk. The kick-off is a little look at the forgotten beauties that are the Oxide Dunks straight from the early 2000s.
For a very short period, just before Nike SB was emerging in 2002, there was another series of Dunks which were meant for skateboarding – the Pro B Series.
A thicker and rubber-attached tongue as well as bigger laces set the Pro B Series apart from the regular Dunks of the era. One of the last models in 2002 was the Dunk Low Pro with the colorway Oxide/True White – Dark Obsidian. To us, it’s one of the very best Dunks from those years. A balanced colorway with great quality materials, what else does one need.
Soon after, another Oxide Dunk surfaced as a Footlocker exclusive (Colors: Oxide/Light Sandstone – Dark Obsidian, Code: 304714-901) – made from buttery suede, this Dunk is a real highlight coming from that era. Oh, by the way, shoes are meant to be worn, thus the backup-pair.