NYC skate shop and alpha sneaker revolutionists, Supreme, have collaborated with Nike for the third installment of arguably the most prized colorway in the SB line. The elephant print/ cement print line was originally released in 2002 and, since, has paved the way for the most celebrated style of sneakers in the entire sneaker head community, The Nike SB Dunk.
The ’02 collab was the beginning of what would become a standard in today’s loco (crazy) sneaker saturated world. It was unique and virtually unheard of for a sneaker giant like Nike to collaborate with an independent skate shop. Hard to believe given all the “x”‘s you see between two brands these days. So it’s only fitting the two brands cozy back up for their 10th anniversary for a colorway that has since been all but printed and beaten to death. Although I, personally, think the elephants were and are one of the best patterns to come out in the now over hyped, over priced and over faked world of SB’s, the time has come and gone. The beauty of the initial release was the uniqueness of the sneaker, but put these up against any pair of crazy PacSun 6.0′s today and most people wouldn’t know the difference. I want to slap myself for saying that, but that’s the saturated world of sneakers we live in these days. Go buy a pair of burkenstocks if you want to turn heads today.