Denim and kicks are cool. One of the most sought after pair using the combination is the Reese Forbes’ Nike SB Dunk Low version.
Released way back in the 2002, Forbes’ had his hand on three different colorways for Nike SB during its inaugural year. His denim Dunk Low was the final release from SB during the year, capping off a solid first year.
Very different from the two “wheat” releases from that same year, the denim Dunk stood out thanks to its materials and being the only blue-based colorway released in 2002. Designed with the help from friend and fellow skater Natas Kaupas, the upper of the sneaker was all denim.
A combination of dark and light denim was used depending on the panels. They were held together with the assistance of contrast stitching. Frayed edging on the denim is another detail that makes it a standout pair. What really brings the sneaker’s design to completion is the usage of red as an accent. Red on the tongue and heel logo add needed pop on the upper while a red outsole and midsole stitching complete the look.
With supposedly only 444 pairs released worldwide, the sneaker was a rare find to begin with. Undoubtedly one of the most sought after SB Dunks made and one of the best denim sneaker ever created, you can’t many find pairs available. Even at 13 years old, it’s a present I would love to see underneath the Christmas tree.