The release of the Diamond Dunk was a still point in the turning world of street culture. Easily transcending the ceremonious hysteria generated by a large majority of sneaker releases, this Holy Grail of footwear arrived as a collaborative effort from Nike SB and Diamond Supply Co. that initially dropped in 2005 with around 4,000 pairs hitting shelves. Representative of a past era of sneaker culture, the Diamond Dunks evoke desire in some, amazement in others, and admiration in all.

Having just seen the Nike SB Diamond Dunk High for the first time, we’ve taken a look back at the original Diamond Supply Co. x Nike SB Dunk. For the full piece, head on over to Green Label.

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