Phil Knight has always been proud of the fact that he is from Oregon. And he is also proud of the fact that he ran track for and graduated from the University of Oregon.
In the early days of SB Dunk design, we relied heavily on our riders for inspiration. Sometimes it was board graphics, other times it was what they were wearing.
Shoe 2 from the “Colors By” series. This was done by Danny Supasirirat, aka Supa. Where Richie looked to his childhood.
Shoe 1 from the original “Colors By” series that launched Nike Skateboarding. This is what officially kicked off everything for us.
Mark Ong (Sabotage) got his start as a shoe customizer, taking iconic models and upgrading them with hand-painted graphics and patterns.
As with the London Dunk, we anticipated the White Dunk show making its final stop in New York and made a shoe for the opening.