Nike SB Dunk Low Pro – Sashiko | Release Info

Faster than expected we see the release of another very nice Nike SB Dunk Low coming towards us. We talk about the „Sashiko“ Nike SB Dunk Low Pro, which will hit stores this upcoming weekend. Release date is set for Saturday, August 1st.

The Dunk Low features a denim upper with light blue on the heel tab, toebox and the front overlay. The lining and the tongue label are also held in a lighter blue but we are not quite sure if that is supposed to be the same color as the just decribed. A dark blue can be seen on the sidepanel, the rear overlay, as well as on the the heel and the tongue. Around the latter, there is a leather seam in a third shade of blue. The „Sashiko“ nickname is due to the embroidered patterns that we see on the upper. „Sashiko“ is an originally functional embroidery developed in Japan, which over the years turned into a more decorative direction, like it is done on this Dunk. Something like concentrical semicircles are stitched on several parts of the upper, among that is the Swoosh. Due to that, the Swoosh offers an unusual look that features no finished outline stitching. A cool detail is the zigzag stitching across the tongue label, that we haven’t seen before on an SB Dunk. What we always like because it always looks great is the gum outsole that sits under the white midsole.

As mentioned before, the release is set for August 1st, 2020, at least for Europe. The shoe seems to have not arrived yet at many German retailers, due to Corona. What we know is that SNS/ Sneakersnstuff set up a raffle for the shoe in their APP. Besides SNS, Würzburg’s Blowoutshop will get the „Sashiko“ Dunk, as well as ZUPPORT, who will sell the shoe instore at their new store in Trier, which is opening on Saturday (but only if the Dunk will arrive in time for their opening). For updates, make sure to follow us on Instagram.

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Nike SB Dunk Low – Grateful Dead Bears – Release Info

The Nike SB Dunk – Grateful Dead Bears will be released on 24th of July. In Germany there will be the green and yellow one in selected stores. Bonkers from Frankfurt are the first Store that comes around with a raffle. We will promptly publish an overview of the entire Raffles as we did before for the Nike SB Dunk Low X Ben & Jerry’s.

Small fact : In 1973 the dancing bears, which can be seen on the backcover of the album „History of the Grateful Dead“, became the symbol of the band.

Nike SB will release the orange colorway on Saturday, July 18 exclusively at FTC Skateboarding in San Francisco, steps away from the Haight-Ashbury house where the band got its start.

Stay tuned for more soon.

Images : Bonkers

Nike SB ISO Orange Label pack – Nike SB Dunk Mid Pro | Release Info

The latest Nike SB ISO Orange Label pack consists of the classic Zoom Bruin Mid, a Zoom Blazer and a Dunk Mid Pro. All three shoes are made of a premium full grain leather upper and in a clean black and white colorway with an orange swoosh on the tongue label. The pack will be available today 07.17.2020 in Germany at you local Nike SB Dealer.

Images : Bonkers

Nike SB Dunk Low – Chicago | Upcoming Release

We all know the J-Pack Series of the Nike SB Dunks, this will be expanded soon by the colorway of the Nike Air Jordan I – Chicago.

Made famous in 1985 by Michael Jordan, becoming on of the most famous colorways of the Air Jordan I.

We will keep you updated as soon as we know more about the release.

Images: @sizeofficial

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro „Terra ACG“ | German Release Info

Here we are again with another release info about the next great Nike SB Dunk Low, which has arrived at a lot of retailers in Europe. We are speaking about the „Terra ACG“ SB Dunk Low, which seems to be a „GR“, a so called general release. This means that the shoe isn’t as limited as the past couple releases but coming to a wider amount of Nike SB accounts in larger numbers. We will probably see quite soon if this is really true or if there is still no chance to get the shoe without participating in a raffle.

The shoe itself is a beautiful hommage to a classical colorway of the 1991 Nike Air Terra, a trail running shoe from the wide pallette of Nike ACG shoes. ACG was a department at Nike back in the 90s which designed clothes and shoes for the outdoor use. The abbreviation ACG stands for „All Conditions Gear“. Meant is stuff that you could use outdoors, no matter what the weather was like. The clothes and shoes were usually of waterproofed materials like Gore Tex, etc.

The colorway kind of copies the colors of the OG Terra which released in 1991, as said. A black outsole, side panel, toebox and low cut collar are complemented by the purple overlays, including the heel tab, that features a golden stitched NIKE lettering. This lettering matches the laces and the insoles. On the black padded nylon tongue sits a label with a red Nike SB branding. This SB Dunk is finished off by a speckled white, or anthracite midsole, a great detail coming from the Nike Air Terra ACG.

Thanks to Würzburg’s Blowoutshop for providing these pictures. Blowout will start raffling off the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro „Terra ACG“ tomorrow, Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Make Sure to check their instagram account to not miss anything concerning the raffle rules. Some other German stores which will raffle off the shoe are Bonkers from Frankfurt, Civilist in Berlin, ZUPPORT in Trier, Orange Jungle in Erfurt and Stayon in Koblenz. Saarbrücken’s Wind Store has already done its instore release.

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Dunkbar presents the release of the Nike Dunk Low “Champs Colors” at Overkill

With the here presented Nike Dunk Low SP, Nike completes the “Team Tones Pack” That we discussed in another blogpost a couple weeks ago. It consists of three different colorways of the Dunk Low SP, as you all might know. After the „Brazil“ and the „University Red“ team tone Dunks, which are already released and also presented by us for Overkill, the so-called „Champs Colors“ Dunk will be launched on Wednesday, June 24th 2020 at Overkill in Berlin.

We have already spoken several times about the market launch of the Dunk in the blog posts mentioned above, but again, this time a look back is inevitable. The Dunks‘ color schemes for the market launch of the model in 1985 were based on the colors of America’s most important basketball universities. Those who are familiar with these historical facts could come up with the idea that the “Champs Colors” Dunk shown here is a tribute to the only college championship win of the Syracuse Orangemen in 2003. But far from it! Nike looks into the recent past and honors the quasi-reigning champion, the UVA Cavaliers from Virginia, who who you could call the reigning college champion due to the cancellation of this year’s championship round (March Madness) because of the Corona pandemic.

For this, the colors of the university were transferred onto the Dunk in a “two tone” style, which worked really well, because the shoe looks great. The base, also called underlay by some, shows a slightly darker orange than the „Syracuse“ Dunk, which can also be seen on the lining and the nylon tongue. The embroidered NIKE lettering on the dark blue heel tab also comes in orange. The overlays come in exactly this dark blue of the heel tab: the mudguard as well as the eyestay and the rear overlay including the Swoosh are “marine”, as the colorway is called. The laces and outsole complete the look, as does the white midsole and gold Nike stitching with Swoosh on the tongue. We are really curious to see the quality of the leather. We definitely hope that it is getting better, compared to some of the other Sportswear Dunks that came in 2020. In the pictures you get the impression that it might be quite soft. We’ll see.

Like the previous Dunks, the Nike Dunk Low SP “Champs Colors” can only be purchased at Overkill by winning in an online raffle. So check the Overkill Instagram account and the raffle post on the Overkillblog regularly to find out whether the purchase option is an online purchase or whether it is necessary to pick up the shoe in person in the store. Good luck to all “Rafflers”, because this colorway of the Nike Dunk Low SP is a really nice one.

Via Overkill


Nike’s ACG line and the Nike Dunk are no strangers, yet not very much of a love affair either in the past. We saw the Lava Dunk Hi and the Nike Dunk High OMS in the past bearing the iconic ACG logo, and even an SB version in coop with Poler.

But this upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low is only the second SB Dunk to feature a distinctive ACG colorway, with the first being the Mowabb-colored Dunk Hi by Acapulco Gold from some years ago.

The upcoming Dunk is very much inspired by the classic Nike Terra, shown on this beautiful ad (image courtesy of the late Gary Warnett). Expect a release this year, we haven’t been able to get a release-date so far though.

Original leak imagery by @solebyjc

Dunkbar presents the release of the Nike Dunk Low “University Red” at Overkill

Again, Berlin’s Overkillshop has a very special release on its agenda this weekend. It’s the Nike Dunk Low SP “University Red”, which we prefer to call “St. John’s ” at Dunkbar and which, if delivery dates can be met in this corona time, will be raffeled off to the public online on Friday, June 12, 2020.

After the „Syracuse“ and the „Kentucky“ Dunk Low SP, this is the third colorway of Sportswear Dunks this year which were originally released in 1985 as high-cut versions under the label „Be True To Your School“. And if you want to stretch it a little further, we already see the fourth „two-tone“ Dunk Low this year. Because just two weeks ago the „Brazil“ Dunk Low was released. The term „two-tone“ is almost self-explanatory. These are Dunks that are equipped with a two-tone color blocking in the upper. The base of the shoe shows one of the two colors and the overlays and the outsole show the other of the two colors. Since the Swoosh sits on the base, it is also seen as an overlay and is designed in the second color. From the leaked pictures we have seen on Instagram in the last few days, it appears that numerous high and low Sportswear Dunks with a “two tone” look will even be available in 2021.

The reason why these two-tone versions of the shoe are so popular is probably due to Nike’s “Be True To Your School” campaign from 1985, mentioned above. At that time, the Dunk was a completely new model and it was introduced in seven different colorways. These colorways all represented honorable universities in the United States that played an important role in college basketball and some still do today. These seven schools that were chosen to get a basketball shoein their own colors were the universities of Michigan, Kentucky, Iowa, Syracuse, St. John’s, Villanova and Nevada, more commonly known by the name UNLV. At that time, Nike’s campaign hit like a bomb because in addition to the players, now the students, the alumni and the fans of the basketball teams had the opportunity to express their love for the team and the university through their shoes every day. The popularity can be seen, among other things, from the fact that all color variants from the „BTTYS“ have been brought back to the market several times as retros.

We can hardly wait for the St. John’s Colorway to be released as a low cut version. The shoe with a white leather base shows the rich University Red of St. John’s University on the overlays, the Swoosh, the Outsole, the Lining, the Lacing and the Nike branding on the tongue label. The white of the base is taken up again by the midsole, the nylon tongue and the NIKE lettering on the red heel tab. Similar to the “Brazil”, the shape, the angles and the paneling are also very well executed. We hope that this time the leather is thicker than of the „Brazil“ Dunk, because the thin leather of the „Brazil“ means that the shoe wrinkels very easily, especially on the side panel, and sometimes looks crumpled. Nevertheless, this Nike Dunk Low SP “St. John’s“ is a must have for every Dunk lover, so keep your fingers crossed for the raffle that is open at Overkillshop and which closes this Friday at 7pm. Fingers crossed…

Via Overkill

Instant Skateboards x Nike SB | Detailed Images

The Ben & Jerry’s release has just gone by a few days ago and we see another Nike SB collaboration right around the corner. This time, it’s with the Japanese skate shop institution Instant Skateboards. The two parties worked together on a Dunk Low which will probably drop around the planned celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the skate shop. But who knows when this can take place, now that the world suffers fron the Corona restrictions.

Nothing we can say yet but we are positive that this drop will be one of the next releases of Nike SB. The shoe shows several materials and colors. The lining, the leather base and the rear overlay are held in blue. The nylon tongue, the heel tab and the Swoosh come in a slightly cracked black leather with a nice yellow contrast stitching. Both match with the black outsole. The front overlay seems to be of grey smooth leather and the toebox could be of 3M but also simply silver leather. Nevertheless, it looks pretty shiny. A clue is the embroidery on the quarter. We see a head of a dog with crossbones, a little like a Jolly Roger. Worth mentioning is also the multicolor tongue label which besides the usual Nike SB logo also shows an INSTANT branding. A white midsole and black laces finish this SB Dunk off.

As soon as we got information about a set release date, you will get to know it at Dunkbar, so make sure to follow us on Intagram.


Nike Dunk Low – Toplevel Releases 2021

Here are two mockups which should be be released early 2021 at Nike SPortswear toplevel accounts.
In Germany, these are very likely to be divided among Overkill, VooStore and Solebox. You can probably assume that the quantity of Dunks are just as small as the previous Sportswear releases.

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