One of the most iconic color schemes in racing is being transferred over to skateboarding thanks to Nike SB’s upcoming Dunk Low.

Gulf Oil-sponsored race cars began wearing zenith blue and tangerine orange in the late ’60s. A Gulf-sponsored Ford GT40 famously won the Le Mans race in 1966, breaking a 1960-1965 Porsche win streak, and the GT40 went on a win-streak itself from 1966-1969. Many other race cars throughout history have worn the now iconic color scheme, like the Porsche 911 RSR, Mirage M6, and Aston Martin Vantage V8.

The Gulf Racing-inspired Nike SB Dunk Low come dressed in a zenith blue suede upper with a white leather Swoosh outlined in black (the black outline is also a signature Gulf design motif). Similar to how race cars feature a number on the hood and doors, this Dunk Low features a “58” on the heels and tongues (the number 58 resembles the letters “SB”). The sole unit consists of a white midsole and tangerine orange outsole.

Gulf-sponsored ’69 Ford GT40. Image via DPPI.

Grab a first look at the Nike SB Dunk Low “Gulf” below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for information on its release.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Gulf”
Color: Blue Chill/Safety Orange/Black/White
Style Code: BQ6817-401
Release Date: Early 2021


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