This month, Nike SB present another Quickstike Dunk release, this time taking inspiration from one of the earliest examples of skateboarding – the Roller Derby. SB team up with Made For Skate on this release, taking the 1950’s design and Roller Derby iconography and applying it to the collector’s classic.
The Roller Derby dunk is an exact flip, using wood grain effect on the side panel and toe box, and a distressed white leather across the upper. Silver hits on the tongue branding, outsole, and heel tab reference the steel roller skate wheels modified for use on the vintage board. Additionally, ‘NIKE’ branding on the reverse of each shoe has been swapped for the words ‘SKATE’ and ‘BOARD’, and an embroidered #10 appears near the toe, while the Dunks also feature a special graphic of the 50’s Roller Derby girl on the insole.
The Dunk always lends itself well to a special make up, and this one has a great story to go with it. Probably more ‘made for stocking’ than ‘made for skating’, and I’m sure it will sit well amongst other SB boxes in any collector’s stack. As always with Dunk Quickstrikes, it’s super limited, with just 2000 pairs for sale worldwide. Scene Preston have you covered – view online and call 01772 556412 for more information.