Hey all! Sorry I have been M.I.A. Too much work + life. I don’t know how some of these bloggers are so prolific. Do they have day jobs?
Anyway, I have a pretty cool update (thanks to my buddy John). Turns out that some of the Nike iD Dunks are available in non-animal materials. Skeptical of Nike as always, I emailed their customer service department. Here’s what they wrote:
“With twill/corduroy options selected, this entire model is non-animal, down to the glue, stitching, etc. No inner leather or animal material, etc.”
After many attempts, I think I finally found a Nike Dunk that has absolutely NO LEATHER on it. I had to get shut down more than once on this… but I think I finally got it. Here is the Nike SB Dunk Hi Denim. It may not be for everyone, but they didn’t overdo it with colors. It just looks like, well, a pair of jeans. Denim covers the whole upper, but the laces and tongue are black, and like most dunks, the soles are white. Not available yet, but keep an eye out!
This is like a Bigfoot sighting. No matter your opinion, the Nike Dunk is one of the most iconic and versatile sneakers ever. Everyone has to have at least one. And it’s not going away any time soon. No matter how many different Dunks I’ve seen in stores or on the web, none of them can seem to leave out the leather. How many times do we come across Nike Dunk “Canvas” with a leather swoosh? But now have our wishes come true? From the looks of it, the answer is yes: Nike SB’s new release includes a Dunk Hi made of all non-leather (not sure exactly what it is from this picture) in a gray/brown colorway. There’s also a Dunk Mid in this lineup but they didn’t include the picture. Available soon, like in a week or something! Keep your eyes peeled!
Source: Nice Kicks. Check it for other Nike SB upcoming releases. No other vegan models though.
I can’t believe this is my first post on a Nike Dunk. Maybe it’s because I’ve never seen canvas dunks. Maybe I didn’t have faith in Nike to design and manufacture and exclusively vegan model of my formerly favorite kicks. Or maybe it’s just because I’m really sick of seeing Dunks worn by everyone in every conceivable colorway. But if there’s anything I’m learning about sneakers, it’s classics don’t go out of style.
So here is the the Dunk Low Pro SB Sandalwood. As some of you know, the SB stands for skateboarding, and that spin-off has been churning out really cool Dunks and Blazers, as well as their own new designs, with regularity. This Sandalwood model upper is mad out of a “burlap-like” hemp and the typical hard rubber like bottom found in most Dunks. The color is, uh, sandalwood, a puke-like green. What is more interesting is it is apparently made of a “veggie canvas” to make them more waterproof. It’s probably a load of crap, but who knows? Nike’s R&D budget is ridiculous, so I wouldn’t put that past them. Jury is out on these, but I applaud Nike for giving a shout out to us.