With so many hot releases dropping and immediately selling out through raffles over the past 12 months it's easy to forget how good some of these collabs and colourways have been. So with that in mind we thought we'd take a look back at some of our favourite Nike SB Dunk shoes that have passed through the doors of Bored of Southsea this year. We're listing these Dunks in no particular order, but will be conducting some polls on social media soon to see which ones were the favourites with our customers and all the Swoosh fans.
Nike SB Dunks of 2021 at Bored
• Stingwater x Nike SB Dunk Low "Magic Mushroom"
Dropping back in April the magic mushroom inspired Stingwater Dunk was an immediate hit with it's bright red leather upper and distinctive psychedelic fungus textured overlays, which sits on a translusent smokey outsole that advises you to "Empty Your Mind" to gain a new perspective. Which perfectly reflects Stingwater's founder Daniel Kims mischievous attitude to creativity.
• Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low
• Carpet Company x Nike SB Dunk High
• Nike SB Dunk High “Hawaii”
• Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High “Banshee”
• Quartersnacks x Nike SB Dunk Low
Nike SB's third shoe with New York's finest skate magazine blog Quartersnacks keeps with the same colour palette as 2014's Dunk Low release, except this time around they introduced an eyecatching animal print to the toebox and side panels. This is a homage to the must loved Little Debbie Zebra Cakes which are held in fond regard by New York skaters and snack lovers alike. There's dual logos embroidered on the lower rear heel panel and tongue label, while the tongue itself has been swiched up from the classic padded to a slimmed down retro look.
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Unbleached Pack"
• Color Skates x Nike SB Dunk High “Kebab And Destroy”
• Nike SB Dunk High “Strawberry Cough”
This year also saw the long awaited drop of 2020's delayed 4:20 release, the "Strawberry Cough" Dunk High. Designed by long time SB collaborator and artist behind countless iconic skateboard graphics Todd Bratrud, who delivered another weed inspired classic. This time round using multi-textured materials and fruity colours which represent both strawberries and marijuana in equal parts on the upper, then sat on a smokey translucent outsole and finished by the custom coughing strawberry character on the insole and embroidered on the outer heel panel.
• FTC x Nike SB Dunk Low
• Nike SB Dunk Low “ACG Red Plum”
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Mummy”
Another popular annual SB release is the Halloween themed drop, and this October's "Mummy" Dunk Low was one of the most mischievous and feature filled Dunks we've seen. Past years have seen the likes of the blood soaked and striped "Freddie Kruger" Dunk, and classic black, orange and green Halloween colours of 2019's "Night of Mischief" Dunk. And now this totally mummified Dunk arrived wrapped with tear-away material, frayed edges and over-stitched bandage details. There's ghoulish glow in the dark outsole and Mummy eyes exposed at the heel, paying homage to the classic monster movies of the past.
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Camcorder”
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Pink Pig”
• Nike SB Dunk Low “What The P-Rod”
A big contender for the "Dunk of 2021" has to be the epic "What The P-Rod" Dunk, which is Paul Rodriguez getting the "What The Dunk" treatment with panels taken from all of Paul's previous Nike SB pro models, from the classic P-Rod 1, P-Rod 2 High all the way to the P-Rod 6 Lunar Rod. This has worked out to be an incredible twenty two different panels, including the Mexican Blanket, J-Rods, HatRod, Elephant Print, Hemp, Playstation and BO Hi's to name but a handful. And if you managed to get your hands on a pair, good work.
• Ishod Wair x Magnus Walker x Nike SB Dunk High
• Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Gulf”
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Street Hawker”
There's more multi-panel design, this time inspired by the street food culture in China. Designed by Guangzhou based artist Jason Deng who wanted to pay homage to street food vendors, or "Hawkers" as they're better known. Relesed back in February and focused on six regional dishes from six different cities, as well as referencing key elements of Chinese street cuisine. The shoe he cooked up draws parallels again with the iconic Nike SB "What The Dunk" with it's odd left and right design and clashing panels.
• Nike SB Dunk Low “Barcelona”
• Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High “Unicorn”
• Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro QS
This was of course was from Nike SB's 2020 Tokyo Olympics series, teaming up with long time collaborator Piet Parra for the design. The Dutch artist and designer has also had the great honour of designing the offical outfits for the four countries sponsored by Nike SB, including Japan, France, Brazil and the U.S.A. His previous collabs with the Swoosh include Nike SB x Parra Blazer Low, Nike Air Zoom Spiridon, Parra x Nike Air Max 1 and the original Nike SB x Parra Dunk Low Pro, so who better to turn to for this 2020 Tokyo Olympics inspired shoe.
We hope you enjoyed our little look back at some of our favourite SB Dunks of 2021, and if last year is anything to go by then we can all look forward to plenty more mindblowing Dunks from the Swoosh in 2022. You'll be able to pick your top choice too in the Instagram polls we'll be running over the coming week.
Shop all Nike SB at Bored.