Official Images Surface! HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC'
News on this release was originally published on June 30, 2022.
Update August 5, 2022: The HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC' has been confirmed to be on the way via official imagery! Peep the pics above and stay locked for a drop date announcement, it shouldn't be far away.
Update July 22, 2022: More imagery has come through of the HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC'. This is the closest look yet at the metallic toe box Swooshes and rear details. Stay tuned for a release date announcement!
Update July 1 2022: A full-shoe look at the HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low 'NYC' has appeared via @masterchefian. Boasting New York Yankees colourblocking and plenty of special details, it's a striking salute to Keith Hufnagel's hometown. We can also see that the heels read 'Keith Forever' instead of 'HUF Forever' like we thought! Read the article below for a full breakdown of the design's inspirations, and keep it locked for info on a release date.
As HUF celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, they've teamed up with Nike SB for a three-pack of takes on the SB Dunk Low that salutes late founder Keith Hufnagel. One's inspired by New York City and another by San Fransisco, while the third is set to be a friends-and-family pair. Now, sample and early pair collector @woganwodeyang has given us a partial look at the NYC-themed pair.
It's by no means a comprehensive overview of the shoe, but the photos on display do highlight some of this NYC-centric SB Dunk's most notable details. The tumbled leather toebox features a raised HUF text hit that itself is overlaid with a small metallic Swoosh, while the heel shows a print of the New York City sykline and an embroidered 'Forever' hit – indicating that the left shoe's heel will read 'HUF' to complete the 'HUF Forever' slogan that the brand has often used since Hufnagel's passing.
Together with the yet-to-be-revealed San Fransisco pair, this NYC SB Dunk tells the story of Keith Hufnagel: he was born in Manhattan, went to college in San Fransisco for a year before dropping out, returned to New York and began his journey toward becoming a pro skater. In 1992, he moved back to California and turned pro, quickly garnering acclaim for his pop and the fluid lines of tricks he could rattle off – both of which were spotlighted in now-classic skate video parts like FTC's Penal Code.
In 2002, thinking about a post-pro career life, he and his wife opened the first HUF boutique in San Fransisco, which carried rare sneakers and apparel from brands like Supreme. Later, he developed HUF's now-legendary apparel line and collaborated on several sneakers like the SB Dunk High 'Tie-Dye' plus 'HUFquake' Air Max 1s and Air Max 90s.
A release date for the HUF x Nike SB Dunk Low collection has yet to be announced. More info should be revealed soon though, along with an expansion of the shoe's rich backstory. Keep it locked here for further info as it's available!