Brand: Staple x Nike SB
Model: Dunk Low Pro “Panda Pigeon”
Key Features: The gray inner Swoosh matches the gray leather of the original 2005 “Pigeon” Dunk. The sole also references the 2005 shoe, with newspaper articles documenting the riot that occurred at its release.
Release Date: Between January 12 and 25, depending on location. The SNKRS launch takes place on January 15 at 10 a.m. EST.
Check the hand-written release info in the Instagram post below for further details.
Buy: Depending on the date, Shanghai and Chengdu stores, “SYL” (support your local) skate shops, Extra Butter in-store, the SNKRS app, and StaplePigeon.com. The two Chinese stores will have China-exclusive apparel, and Extra Butter and StaplePigeon.com will have an exclusive wood box.
Editor’s Notes: Jeff Staple’s original “Pigeon” Nike SB Dunk was released in 2005 and, to this day, remains one of the most significant sneaker release events in history. A black version followed in 2017, and now Staple and Nike SB are set to drop a China-inspired new Dunk, the “Panda Pigeon.”
The new collab was initially teased by Staple on his Instagram account back in December. Originally only a sample, fans clamored for its release. The 2019 model pays homage to Staple’s Chinese roots and features a black and white upper with a pigeon embroidered on the heel.
“SAMPLE NOT FOR RESELL” is written on the lining, with “SAMPLE” customized to read “STAPLE.” Neon green laces and Nike branding on the tongue and heel complete the shoe, along with a green insole printed with a pigeon and bamboo design. Check out product shots of the sneaker in detail below.
Next, read about how the Nike SB Dunk range kickstarted sneaker culture here.