Original Story (04/26/20): No silhouette has gotten as much love as the Dunk this year. 2020 started strong with the release of the Strangeloves and Travis Scotts, with more heat still on the way in the form of collaborations with Grateful Dead, Ben & Jerry’s, and Cactus Plant Flea Market. While big-name collabs are cool to see, Nike SB makes sure to regularly show local skate shops love, as demonstrated with this upcoming Instant Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low.
Instant Skateboards was founded in 1995 and has four locations in Japan — two in Tokyo and two in Chiba. A first look photo of their Nike SB collab shows a Dunk Low equipped with a vibrant blue leather upper. The toe box comes in white with a cream mudguard overlay, while the Swoosh and heel tab come in black. A skull and crossbones-style logo of a dog and skate trunks appears on the lateral side near the heel.
Since Instant Skateboards is based in Japan, this release is expected to be exclusive to the country, but no actual release info has surfaced as of yet. Check out the Instant Skateboards Nike SB Dunk Low below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more info on this release.
Instant Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low QS
Color: Blue Hero/Pale Ivory/Black
Style Code: CZ5128-400
Release Date: September 18, 2020 (Instant)
Release Date: September 19, 2020 (Global)
Update (09/12/20): Check out the official announcement from Instant Skateboards below. The shop reveals that these are inspired by Shibuya, a city known for its unique counterculture. The dog on the heel is a reference to the city’s Hachikō statue, which was erected to honor the Japanese Akita dog remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, for whom he continued to wait for over nine years following Ueno’s death.
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9月18日(金)発売 Instant Nike SB – Dunk Low Pro カウンターカルチャーを発信し独自の発展を遂げてきた渋谷の街にインスパイアを受けたDunkが完成しました。スケートボード仕様に拘ったギミックをお楽しみ下さい。-Why don't you skate?- Instant Nike SB – Dunk Low Pro inspired by the city of Shibuya. The city fosters unique own counterculture, and we celebrate it by mixing the culture and skate. Enjoy, and -Why don't you skate?- #instantskateshop #i25tant ※販売方法に関してはブログをご確認下さい。 ホームページ https://instants.co.jp/からブログへ移動して下さい。 ※販売足数、入荷サイズ、発売前のご予約など販売に関する事前お問い合わせはご遠慮下さい。 ※ no overseas shipment.
Update (09/11/20): The Instant Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low is slated to make its debut at local skate shops on September 19th. Teaser from Instant Skateboards:
Update (09/10/20): Official images of the Instant Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low QS have arrived. Expect official release info to arrive real soon.
Update (06/05/20): Here’s some new photos of the Instant Skateboards x Nike Dunk Low. Let us know your thoughts on the shoe’s reflective 3M toe box.
Update (05/07/20): Grab a detailed look at the Instant Skateboard Dunk Lows, courtesy of repgod888:
Update (05/05/20): Here’s another look at the Instant x Nike SB Dunk Low, courtesy of Retro Shop Paris:
First look image: