Cross-Training and Skateboarding Collide On the Nike SB Dunk Low 'Chlorophyll'
Nike SB are paying homage to the classic Air Trainer 1 and its famous 'Chlorophyll' colourway with a new SB Dunk Low. A fusion of cross-training and skateboarding aesthetics, this low-cut SB Dunk tips its cap to two Swoosh product lines at once.
Perforated white leather on the toebox and quarter panels nod to the Air Trainer 1's base layer, while black and grey suede overlays/Swooshes acknowledge its supporting accents. As only a single photo is available, it's not possible to deduce exactly where the green shade that gives the 'Chlorophyll' its name is, but there's a good chance it's on the puffy tongue and possibly the insoles as well.
What makes this homage special is that the Air Trainer 1 has a long history with Nike SB. Before the skate-geared SB Air Trainer 1 debuted, skaters were drawn to the original model for the same reasons they appreciated the Air Jordan 1, namely its versatility, durability and comfort. Savier, the predecessor to Nike SB, even had a model called the 'Trainer' that was essentially an Air Trainer 1 sans branding. The ,Nike SB Air Trainer 1 'Chlorophyll' was released in 2020, but this is the first time SB has saluted the trainer on their most famous silhouette.
At the time of writing, an official release date for the Nike SB Dunk Low 'Chlorophyll' has yet to be revealed, but it's scheduled to arrive at skate shops sometime in November.
Want to learn more about the Air Trainer 1, its inspirations and its adaptation by skateboarders? Check out five facts about the famed cross-trainer here.