A slight remix resulted in an upgrade to the Dunk SB High, with Nike logos replaced in favour of a golden stars pattern. An oversized padded tongue, faux croc-skin upper, a choice of three shoe laces and a gold Supreme lace jewel completed the design.As before, the shoes were released exclusively in Supreme stores over an entire week, with different colours released each day – one pair, per customer, per day.Having killed it with the Dunks, the third chapter in the Supreme x SB saga had a far more low-key vibe. Nike SB wanted to inject the Delta Force (another ’80s basketball shoe) into the skateboard line, and teamed up with Supreme to re-introduce the updated model.
With it’s muted tonal colorways, padded uppers and a gum sole, the result was actually a pretty functional skate shoe. Without any visible Supreme branding, the slightly bulky shape and overall lack of interest in the model, didn’t garner a great deal of interest and the shoes were easily available to purchase at the store for a few weeks.The Nike Blazer has long had a place in skateboarding history with the likes of Tony Alva carving California’s backyard pools in the old school basketball shoes way back in the 1970s.When Supreme chose to transform the Blazer SB from a basic skate sneaker into a luxurious dress shoe, the result was jaw dropping. With a nod towards Harlem’s customiser king Dapper Dan, the shoe featured premium quilted leather uppers, a faux snakeskin Swoosh, gold lace tips, a Supreme branded ankle ring and a cheeky Gucci-inspired heel strip. The detailing and quality of these sneakers was another level and an instant hit with streetwear collectors, sneakerheads and fashionistas alike.
For their 2007 Nike SB collaboration, Supreme introduced the long forgotten Trainer 2 “Totally Washable” into the SB roster and, once again, revisited the iconic Air Jordan line for inspiration. Taking a more subtle approach in comparison to the elephant print used on their Dunk Low, the clean shoe featured a netted side panel as a nod to the classic Air Jordan IV from 1989.The AT2 TW brought in a trio of firsts for the Supreme x Nike timeline. It was the first shoe to feature Supreme’s actual logo (with the large branding placed under the transparent soles), the first capsule to feature four colourways and the first of their Nike collaborations with an official release date announced on the newly launched Supreme website.