If you’re reading this blog, there is a good chance you know me from my work in the sneaker world but over the next 365+ days of blogging, it will be rare that I talk about sneakers here. You can find my words about sneakers in a handful of places almost every single day, but today is a day that I have to make an exception. That’s because of the return of the eBay Dunks.
I should start by saying, this shoe is definitely not for me. I love them but if I had a pair, I would never wear them. There would have been a time that I would have, but now I see them as more of a display piece. However, I have to give props to the Nike SB and eBay Sneakers teams for bringing this project together in a way that celebrates the origins of the partnership, but also honors Sandy Bodecker’s influence on Nike SB and stays true to skateboarding the way he would have wanted it to.
It’s honestly mindblowing to me that these shoes, although in a very different form, are being re-released after 20 years. part of me hates it. Part of me loves how true to themselves the partnership appears to be. It’s kind of the perfect mix of nostalgia and hype.
Do we need a Nike SB saw?
Do we need a massive box that we can actually skate?
Do we have the money to bid the $10,000+ bucks that it would take to actually have a chance at these?
Will we be trying to get our hands on these anyway?
Yes. Absolutely yes.
The “eBay Dunks” charity auction by eBay and Nike SB supports the Bodecker Foundation and bidding is open until Wednesday, December 14th. Your local skate shop will be dropping these on December 15th and you will be able to try for a pair on the SNKS app on December 17th. Good luck!