SB Heritage Dunk
Available 12/27 at 9:00 AM
Nike SB is bringing back one of the most beloved Dunks of its golden era, the “Raygun” colorway that originally dropped in 2005. The colorway likely returns as a tribute to the late Sandy Bodecker, the veteran Nike employee and godfather of Nike SB who passed away last year.
The original release got its name from the Roswell Rayguns, a fictional ABA team that was the focus of a Nike ad campaign during the 2002 NBA Playoffs and shared the same color scheme. The “Raygun” was a known favorite of Bodecker’s, and he was often seen wearing a tie dye Rayguns hoodie, which is where the sneaker’s color scheme was taken from.
Few people know the story of the 1975 Roswell Rayguns, that year’s laughing stock of the ABA. The team struggled until mid-season, when something very strange happened. A time-traveling funk ship arrived in Roswell, and out walked Dr. Funk and his line-up of mid-2000’s all-stars, stylin’ and profilin’, to join the team and absolutely dominate the ABA. In addition to all the talk around the futuristic basketball skills of the Rayguns' new lineup, the league was buzzing about their Dunks, which, rumor has it, were developed deep within a top-secret Nike testing facility in 2005.
Released at the height of Nike SB’s Pink Box era, this iconic SB Dunk was the official time-traveling team shoe of the Rayguns. The legendary raygun-toting alien mascot returns on the lateral heel to add fear to the eyes of any unworthy opponents. This black version means the Rayguns are the home squad, but word is they're winning either way. Also, the OG's solid orange upper is swapped for a tie-dye pattern on this heritage colorway. The new pattern serves as a fitting tribute to the late Nike SB legend, Sandy Bodecker, who so often wore a Rayguns hoodie with this tie-dye pattern.
Brand: Nike SB
Model: Dunk Low “Raygun”
Key Features: As with the original 2005 Raygun release, orange and yellow hues on the upper contrast with the black leather forefoot, with a special alien graphic on the lateral heel. The new style differentiates itself with trippy tie-dye print instead of the original color blocking and a “58” tag on the inside of the tongue.
Get a Pair of This Limited Sneaker Release: As always, Island Water Sports will be handing out raffle tickets to grab a pair. Stop by anytime between now and their official release on December 27th at 9am to pick up your ticket. Then, buy at the store at 9am for the release. Shoes will be sold to those at the store in the order tickets are pulled.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Tie-Dye Raygun"
Release Date: December 27th, 2019
Retail Price: $100