A new makeup of the popular Nike SB Dunk Low will hit shelves soon and it appears to resemble an original Air Jordan 1 colorway.
The Nike SB Dunk Low “Chicago” was available yesterday at select stores including U.K.-based retailer Size?, but given the model’s recent resurgence in popularity it sold out quickly. A detailed look at the style was shared by Instagram user @zSneakerheadz, which reveals a premium white leather upper combined with vibrant red overlays and black accents on the collar, Swoosh branding and laces. The look is completed with a Zoom Air midsole that provides responsive cushioning and a rubber outsole.
While it hasn’t been confirmed by either brand, this pair mirrors the original “Chicago” color blocking of NBA icon Michael Jordan’s first signature sneaker, which is inspired by the Chicago Bulls team colors. The AJ1 was created by former Nike designer Peter Moore and when it debuted in 1985, the NBA banned Jordan from wearing it on the court because the classic black and red colorway violated the league’s uniform policy. This led to a $5,000 fine each time the basketball legend wore it on the court.
A wider release for the Nike SB Dunk Low “Chicago” has yet to be announced by the brand, however social media speculation shows it’s expected to launch on the SNKRS app and at select Nike SB stockists.