If there is a shoe that has changed the sneaker game, that is the Nike SB Dunk Low “Pigeon”.
In 2005, Jeff Staple made a pair of SB Dunk dedicated to the Big Apple that caused a real delirium outside the shops where you could buy them. The “Pigeons” were the last released sneakers of the “City Pack” series, only 150 pairs were made, 30 for each shop (5 in all New York), but only in Jeff’s shop, at 151 Orchard Street, the shoes were numbered. On the day of the release there were violent clashes outside the store, to the point that the police had to intervene and arrested quite a few people, even seizing a machete.
Jeff Staple and sculptor Alasdair Thompson, have created a wonderful marble sculpture of the iconic Nike SB Dunk Low “Pigeon”.
The work is the perfect replica of the sneakers, including all the details such as the perforated toe box, the fat tab, the sole and the gold Staple Pigeon logo.
However, a sculpture can hardly be worn, but the artist Blake Barash does not fit, so he decided to hand paint a pair of SB Dunk Low that faithfully reproduced the marble sculpture made by Thompson. If you’re dreaming of buying a pair, I’m sorry, Barash has already stated that there are no plans to put them into production.