Earlier this year, the Nike SB Dunk High Premium “De La Soul 2″ made its return, as its counterpart low-top variation is set to arrive later this month.
With a uniquely offbeat and eccentric style, legendary rap trio De La Soul influenced not only hip-hop, but becoming a large part of skateboarding culture during the 1990s. In 2005, Nike honored De La Soul’s impact with commemorative Dunks and now a decade later, the iconic shoes receive a much needed update. While this particular makeup was first comprised of a high-top, the silhouette has now been transformed to a Dunk Low.
Overall staying true to its original roots by utilizing De La Soul’s classic 1989 album “3 Feet High and Rising” as its aesthetic foundation (prominently on its rear), the vibrant graphics are juxtaposed against a Baroque Brown suede upper, in addition to Green-colored elephant print overlays across its eyelets and toe cap. Further pronounced by bright Green hits gracing the laces, Swoosh and midsole, the sneaker is topped off by a Brown outsole unit to coordinate with its respective theme.
I actually owned the High-Tops from 2005 but unfortunately sold it a couple of years later. I’m glad Nike is bringing it back, I’ve always appreciated the design/historic value and I actually like it better in low-top form. OG SB heads might disagree but hey, that’s just me.