Nike Dunk Samba Drops for Blue Feet that Won’t Quit!
Two Nike Dunks pay tribute to Japanese roots in the month of August. First the Nike SB Sashiko Denim and now this dance monkey. Japan is definitely running a tight ship in the sneaker industry. With Nikes and Jordans as the main crew! Nike Sacai splits our jaws in half with that “waffle for sharing” heel trend. Air Jordan is also paying it up. The latest Jordan 3 Fire Red closed in on some fancy Japanese denim. And the hyped Jordan 1 Neutral Grey, much like the Nike Dunk Samba, brings back its 2001 roots from the red circle. If you’re digging the look of these Japanese Nikes and Jordans, check this 5 minute post on why TSB is the Nike bot that’ll cut you a one-way ticket there.
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Nike Dunk Samba Recreates 2001 Routine!
Nike Dunks took us to Kentucky and Syracuse earlier this year. And now we’re landing in Japan with a Portoguese mission! Looks like Nike is going big with its cross-cultural agenda. The Nike Dunk Samba first released as a Japan-exclusive sneaker back in 2001. Under “Hyper Blue” and vibing with the True to School color scene. Doesn’t get more vintage than that.
So, how did it get its shaky shakers name? The Swoosh and outsole combo in, you guessed it, Samba Red. That’s all it took for this Japanese sneaker to ditch the rules and hit it Latino style! Can you complain if it’s reselling for $750 nineteen years later?
What Changed 19 Years Later?
Can you detect a mind-blowing difference? The colors are definitely bolder on the HD side. But there doesn’t seem to be a modern twist. That’s not so bad considering this is the first tribute. People have to recognize it at first sight, else it’s not an authentic Retro. We get the deal. Except this Nike Dunk Samba looks more like the Nike Dunk Plum than it does its sensei.
It features a Hyper Blue base, deep grey overlays, and a Swoosh and outsole that got us saying: “felicidade!” Notice the faux carbon fiber applied to the Swoosh. We might have just found our modern twist, fam! Samba will drop on August 21 for a retail price of a basic $100. It’s reselling for $600 on GOAT. That way you get your money back and pay it up for some Samba lessons. Ain’t nothing like being authentic.
Keep an eye out for the fresh Jordan 5 Bel Air dropping tomorrow!
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