Nike SB will once again be releasing an Australia exclusive Dunk Low, a few years ago Nike SB had released the “Homer” Dunk Low’s only in Australia and now they will be releasing another special pair but this time inspired by the city of Melbourne and Flinders Street Station. The Dunk Low comes in Varsity Royal and Metallic Vegas Gold with a number of different materials including canvas, suede, and mesh. The inspiration comes from Melbourne’s Finder Street Station and the “Gold Rail” that has been one of the more infamous skate spots down under. The Blue used on the shoe is a representation of Port Phillip Bay while the Brown midsole is a representation of the Yurra River.
2005 was huge for the Nike Dunk SB, with over 30 different Dunk releases hitting the shelves that year. Like any other batch of releases, some are obviously more memorable than others, but 2005 definitely seemed to have more hits than misses. The Dunk High SB was well represented by the Shy Pink, two different Melvins, the De La Soul and, of course, the Be True To Your School project, which produced Dunks in the team colors of several of the nation’s most elite college basketball programs. That impressive resume pales in comparison to 2005’s Dunk Low SB releases. The year saw the drop of some Dunk SB favorites such as the Avengers, Rayguns and Oompa Loompas, but the real heat came by way of instant classics like the Tiffany, Pushead and the near riot-inducing Pigeons.
A collaboration between Nike and famed street artist Pushead, known for his album artwork, the Pusheads are definitely a fine work of art. The shoe features Pushead’s signature artwork in red and pink colors combined with black leather, while the heel contains his logo. The box even contains his artwork making the shoe even more desirable.In late 2005, Nike SB released the Be True To Your School collection to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Dunk High’s debut as a team sneaker for many top college basketball squads. Seven of the nation’s elite college basketball programs were chosen to be part of the Be True To Your School collection. This pair was inspired by the St. John’s Redmen and feature a White and Varsity Red color scheme.