Key Features of the Nike SB Dunk Low Chunky Dunky
Back in May, Nike collaborated with Ice Cream powerhouse Ben & Jerry’s to create possibly the most hyped sneaker of 2020. Taking inspiration from the classic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tub, this Nike SB Dunk is covered in a faux cowhide with blue and green leather panels on the upper and is paired with a white midsole, as well as a green outsole. Other interesting details on the sneaker include a melting swoosh on both the lateral and medial sides and a rainbow tie-dye lining. Lastly, a pair of clean white laces literally and figuratively tie the look together.
Release Date: May 26th 2020
Model: Nike SB Dunk
Style Code: CU3244-100
SB Dunk Low Review and Editor’s Notes
The Nike SB Dunk has made a strong comeback in 2020, and its continued momentum is partially down to the hype that surrounded the release of the Nike SB Dunk Low Chunky Dunky. It was a perfect call back to the eccentric Nike SB collaborations of the 2000s, from its look down to its rarity, and even though a collaboration between a sportswear brand and an Ice Cream manufacturer made little sense, no one seemed to mind. It is worth mentioning that the Friends and Family (or F&F) pairs also bought into the hype, coming in upsized Ice Cream tubs, that went viral all across social media. As a result, both the F&F and the general release Nike SB Dunk Chunk Dunky are going for over $1000 on secondary market sites like StockX and Goat.
The funniest story to emerge from this release, however, was from Hikmet Sugoer, a popular German sneakerhead, who decided to eat a scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream out of the Nike SB Dunk Low Chunky Dunky. He quickly went viral, setting the internet on fire, as well as gifting Nike and Ben & Jerry’s some free advertising, but it went as far as the poor sneakerhead receiving plenty of abuse in the comments of the video. Whilst it was a humorous video that reminded us that sneakers at the end of the day are just sneakers, the backlash towards the video served as a perfect example of when sneaker culture goes too far. For us, the only problem we had with the video was that the ice cream eaten in question seemed to be Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked, rather than the Chunky Monkey flavour the shoe was named after!
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