Nike SB 'Raygun Tie-Dye' Dunk Low Pro Shoes
The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Raygun’ was first released in what was arguably Nike SB’s most influential era back in 2005, which under the leadership of Nike SB founder Sandy Bodecker saw some of the most influential shoe releases, such as: Jeff Staple’s Pigeon Dunk, the J-Pack, Diamond Supply Co. ‘Tiffany’ Dunk Low and a two-pack Dunk Low and High collaborated with hip-hop group de La Soul.
Over his years at Nike, where he first started as a shoe-test coordinator, Bodecker spearheaded the action-sports department and went on to become the first Head of Global Design. In addition to this he was cited as the main influence behind some of the biggest releases in Dunk history including Supreme collaborations and the City Series collection. Unfortunately the skate community lost Sandy last year, leaving a 35 year legacy that had no real conclusion. He was known for many things but his wacky outfits became notorious in the company and a personal favourite of his was a tie-dye Raygun hoodie which became the inspiration for the final nod towards Sandy’s service to both the company and sport.
The Raygun’s were a fictional basketball team Nike developed in the early 2000’s, inspired by the infamous 1947 Roswell UFO incident and were represented by a motif of an alien which landed a place on the initial Dunks as well as a pair of Kyrie 3’s in 2005. For this release the design is being un-archived, placing the small embroidered extraterrestrial on the lateral heel of two fresh new colourways. The panels have been finished in tie dyed hues of orange and yellow which reinvent the iconic color blocking that made the initial design so popular; contrasting sharply against the black leather overlays that dominate the toe, eyestays and swoosh. A woven red-label on the supportive ‘fat tongue’ features vintage branding with a 58 on the reverse.
The black ‘Away’ colourway is being released to both skate-shops and general retailers in sizes from adult right down to toddler, however the white ‘Home’ colourway leaves much to be desired with a release limited just to skate-shops in select sizes. The style sees white dominating the toe box which complements the midsole and background to the tie dye panels well.
Dunks have their roots in the earliest days of the SB inception around 2002; having re-engineered the traditional model thanks to Sandy’s suggestion with a padded collar and tongue for greater support as well as new, more durable materials. Over time more features were added to make them the icon that we know now, such as perforations on the toe-vamp that aid breathability and a Zoom Air unit in the sockliner for elite levels of cushioning against those hard knocks.
As the year closes, start off the new decade with a shoe that represents one of the many great things that came out of Bodecker’s three and a half at Nike.
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Due to the limited numbers of the Nike SB 'Raygun Tie-Dye' Dunk Low Pro Shoes we are making the shoes available via our Releases.flatspot site on a Raffle to purchase basis.
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