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Nike SB could be bringing back one of the most beloved Dunks of its golden era, the “Raygun” colorway that originally dropped in 2005. Leaked images on Instagram suggest the colorway will return as a tribute to the late Sandy Bodecker, the veteran Nike employee and godfather of Nike SB who passed away last year.

The original release got its name from the Roswell Rayguns, a fictional ABA team that was the focus of a Nike ad campaign during the 2002 NBA Playoffs and shared the same color scheme. The “Raygun” was a known favorite of Bodecker’s, and he was often seen wearing a tie dye Rayguns hoodie.

If rumors are to be believed, Nike SB will honor the skateboard veteran by releasing the Raygun in two tie-dye styles. Arriving in both white “Home” and black “Away,” the new iterations parallel the recognisable details of the OG 2005 release.

As with the originals, orange and yellow hues on the upper contrast with the black leather forefoot, with a special alien graphic on the lateral heel. The new styles differentiate themselves with trippy tie-dye print and a “58” tag on the inside of the tongue.

Both colorways are rumored to be released on December 27. The black version is expected to include kids and TD sizes and is rumored to be available at skate shops and SNKRS, while the white version will see a more limited release.

As always, stay tuned for further updates.

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Words by Sarah Osei
Staff Writer