Did you know that there is a pair of Nike Dunk SB sneakers that are tribute to San Francisco, the legendary Embarcadero of Herman Smith Plaza, the home of the historical skateboarding instant? Historically, you will find several such instances attributable to Nike.
Nike Dunk SB isn’t only the highly sold sneakers by Nike but is also quite interesting going by how it was carefully planned, designed and marketed even to this day. From the perspective of the company, clinging onto its market leadership is all what Nike should do like how it did for Nike Air Jordans.
Nike Dunk SB is also a highly counterfeited sneaker to have been released by Nike, a fact that testifies for its never-before popularity. The other much-abused model Nike Air Jordans in the entire series can only match the quantum of the menace.
The notional acceptance goes like this, that both Nike Dunk SB and Nike Air Jordans are released only once every year so as to maintain the high market value that opens the floodgates for counterfeiters.
Fine, look at other simplistic crazes Nike Dunk SB commands. Most of them boast of funny nicknames, some given by the fans while very few are by the company; strangely, nicknames of some of them are even unknown.
While the nicknames help sneakerheads passionately identify them, they help buyers judge Nike Dunk SB shoes by their well-known information, colorful panels or pinstripes, heel, and solid colors of toe cup.
SB Dunk invariably uses premium leather, which is hard to match by fakes. How else can the looks of ostrich be matched unless you are using the exact same materials and processing? See for yourself whether hemp Dunk SB that features hemp uppers in addition to a Forrest Green Nike swoosh can be copied successfully? Naturally, and many of these also draw finely from Nike Air Jordans, which complicates the matters for counterfeiters.
On the other hand, some of the SB Dunks get released in Hawaii ahead of release in America. This is a custom built situation for fake masters who clandestinely sneak the look-alikes into the US. Models like Nike Dunk SB Blazer are first released in Europe and will be brought to USA much later.
I am also appalled at the fervent way sneakerheads squander their savings over every SB release, which they hardly wear, if ever. A small time SB junky, even if he has started off with one pair, will do everything to buy more as he moves on, otherwise, there is always ways to remodel old models by painting, replacing the swoosh and/or laces, heel cups etc that make it look even more crazy while still being original. So you have a custom Nike Dunk SB and a new valuation for it.
By the end of the day, regardless of the position Nike Dunk SB enjoys, persuasive marketing isn’t ever going to be helpful in the long run which results in further consolidation of consumers leading to intensification of their faiths in friendly referrals or unfortunately falling for hype that encircles the brand.