Nike has taken the SB Dunk Low Elite and paired it together with the Nike SB Koston 3 to create the all-new Nike SB Dunk High Elite.
The Flyknit cuff around the ankle of the Nike SB Dunk High Elite extends the full length of the tongue to connect the ankle and forefoot.
“The sock thing is new to skateboarding, but the first time I saw it I was immediately into it,” says Ohio-born pro skateboarder Kevin Terpening, who will launch the shoe with a signature colorway. “I’ve always preferred to skate in a high-top anyway.” Fittingly, Terpening’s black and racer blue Dunk High Elite was inspired by another classic high-top, the Jordan 1. The silhouette, however, maintains the soul of the classic SB Dunk. Nike designers focused on making sure that no matter how new it looked and felt, at its core, this was all Dunk.
Like the Nike SB Dunk Low Elite, its high-top counterpart features a larger Zoom Air bag in the midsole to give riders maximum impact absorption. The Nike SB Dunk High Elite Kevin Terpening (Royal) colorway will be available July 20 on SNKRS, nike.com and at select Nike retailers. Additional colorways will be available later this summer.