Original Story (10/26/20): 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.
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: March 2021
Price: $100 USD
Update (01/18/21): The Nike SB Dunk Low “Gulf” is slated as a March inline (not quickstrike) release and should be landing at local skate shops sometime during that month if there are no shipping delays. This shoe is also being called “Club 58” online, though this is a misnomer as it has no affiliation to the 2018 “Club 58” Blazer or the Nike SB x European skate shop alliance (more info on that here).
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