Nike SB keep an open mind when it comes to inspiration for SB Dunk Low releases: in 2021 alone, the low-cut, skate-ified Dunk has been presented in makeups inspired by everything from mummies to Air Max 90s and beloved bodega snacks like the zebra cake. Now, the SB Dunk Low has appeared in a new 'Chlorophill' colourway that looks back to a seminal Swoosh silhouette from the 1980s for inspiration.
If you didn't guess it from the colourway name, that silhouette is the Air Trainer 1. Nike's first true cross-training shoe, the Air Trainer 1 was designed by Tinker Hatfield and released in 1987. It also has quite a history with Nike SB too, thanks to its own skate-ready style: the SB Air Trainer 1.
With all this lore, the SB Dunk Low 'Chlorophill' has a lot to communicate. Communicate it does though, overlaying its Air Trainer 1-style perforated white leather upper with black and grey suede detailing plus an eponymous pop of green on the tongues, tongue badges and heel hits.
The Nike SB Dunk Low 'Chlorophyll' is set to release sometime in November, though it has yet to receive an exact date of arrival. Most in-line SBs show up at skate shops in waves though, so the 'Chlorophyll' will likely gradually trickle its way out instead of arriving on a hard date globally.
While you wait for the 'Chlorophyll' to release, check out five facts you need to know about the silhouette that inspired it here.