Nike Dunks has become one of the most recognizable sneaker designs since its introduction in 1985. When Nike SB was introduced in 2002, the relationship between dunk low and the skate world was formalized. The Dunk was originally designed as a basketball shoe. Since then, the division has earned a reputation for unrelenting innovation and experimental limited editions.
Our sneaker-obsessed staff are adept at handpicking the best of the best, including exciting collaborations, limited-edition releases, and other coveted Nike Dunk Lows that live up to the hype. Discover our current top picks in the sections below, including cult classics like the London Dunk and era-defining SB Dunks like the Nike Dunk Low Supreme.
- Nike Dunk Low Pro B Kitt
Although the Dunk was originally intended as a basketball shoe, by the mid-1990s it was clear that skaters had discovered the sneaker hit Nike Dunk Lows. Before the release of the Nike SB in 2002, Nike began making adjustments to the Nike Dunk Low Design for skaters. The coveted 1999 Nike Dunk Low Pro B-Series brings forth the Dunk Low Pro Putty, a rival to the Dunk Low Pro Smurf.
The Nike Dunk Putty was one of the first styles to use premium materials, large laces and a padded mesh tongue. It features a putty gray suede upper that sits over a rubber sole. The Nike Dunk Putty offers a glimpse into Nike SB before the division was ever established and embodies the brand’s inventive mentality.
- Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Reese Forbes Denim
The Nike SB Dunk Reese Forbes, which debuted in 2002, is considered one of the most coveted models of the time. The famous Dunk Low Pros, skateboarding superstar Reese Forbes’ second SB Dunks, were developed in collaboration with fellow skater Natas Kaupas. The Reese Forbes Dunk features an innovative use of color and material. A red outsole contrasts with two tones of indigo denim with frayed stitching reminiscent of classic American style.
A true original that influenced a new generation of designers, the Nike SB Dunk Reese Forbes has earned its place in sneaker history. 2017’s Nike SB Dunk High is just one example of how the Reese Forbes Dunk inspired several other pairs to use frayed denim on their uppers.
- Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Supreme Black Cement
The Nike Dunk SB Low Supreme Black Cement and White Cement were two of the most famous SB Dunks released in 2002 as a result of Nike’s collaboration with the well-known skate company Supreme.
The Supreme Nike SBs have become sacred relics for sneaker collectors around the world because they innovatively combine the skate brand’s edge and Nike heritage. Supreme used the Air Jordan 3’s famous elephant print on the Nike Dunk Low Supreme, marking the first time the pattern was used on another pair of shoes. The result was an instant classic.
Only 500 pairs of Supreme Nike SBs were made and they were only available at Supreme retail stores. The toe, heel and lace tabs of this pair of Nike Dunk SB Low Supreme Black Cement are covered with the recognizable elephant print in Cement Grey. Featuring a black Swoosh and red lining, the Nike Dunk Low Supreme is primarily made of smooth black leather. Deadstock pairs of Supreme Nike SBs are an incredibly unusual find given their age and importance to collectors.
- Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Chocolate
West Coast skateboard company Chocolate Skateboards gave the Nike Dunk Low Chocolate its nickname in honor of Keenan Milton, a rider on the Chocolate Squad. The Nike Dunk Chocolate is one of Nike SB’s earliest and most iconic skate brand collaborations. It was released in 2002 alongside its East Coast cousin Zoo York.
Richard Mulder, a member of the Nike SB team, opted for a black and anthracite colorway for the Chocolate Dunks, which feature a double-stitched upper. The Nike Dunk Chocolate pays tribute to Milton with an embroidered cross motif on the side heel, designed by skateboarders from the Chocolate crew.
- Nike SB Dunk Low Pro London
These London Dunks are a throwback to one of Nike SB’s most iconic early collections. The White Dunk: Evolution of an Icon event was introduced by Nike in 2003. It was a traveling exhibition that encouraged 25 Japanese artists to turn white Nike Dunks into abstract artworks. Nike prepared a series of four SB Dunks to accompany the presentation, each dedicated to a significant city where the exhibition will take place.
The 202 pairs of Nike Dunk Low London were instead made available via renowned sneaker reseller Footpatrol when the London event was suddenly postponed. Reminiscent of the foggy skies of the Big Smoke, the smooth gray suede upper of the London Dunks pays homage to the city of London. Navy blue Nike logos and laces complete the look of the Nike Dunk London sneakers, which also include an embroidered navy blue Thames outline on the heel.