Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'Gulf'
Another automobile orientated release that follows in the tracks of last month’s ‘Truffle Hunter of Zuffenhausen’ Pink Pig Dunk Low Pro Premium ode to tarmac, March welcomes the arrival of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro ‘Gulf’; a playful profile that pays tribute to Gulf Oil’s admirable race-track lineage and equally as iconic colour scheme. Dubbed as an if you know, you know sneaker, these Nike SB ‘Gulf’ Dunks pay homage to the infamous Gulf powder-blue and marigold-yellow colouring officiated by the Seven Sister oil company, whilst its four-wheeled references are an accurate reflection of the infamous livery seen across many designs, including the likes of the Ford GT40 and Hans Mezger’s 1970 Porsche 917.
A trademark colourway that made its debut on a pair of Gulfhawk II airplanes in 1936, Gulf Oil’s instantly recognisable colour scheme has been the focal point of many sponsorships and promotional debuts over the countless decades that followed the oil company’s establishment in 1901. Moving further into the field of racing after Gulf Oil vice-president Grady Davis’ Ford GT40 entrance into the both the Daytona International Speedway and Sebring International Raceway events in ‘67, Gulf Oil’s striking two-tone colourway went on to find itself commonplace on one of the world’s most famous sports-racing silhouettes, the Porsche 917. Featuring in King of Cool Steve McQueen’s 1971 film ‘Le Mans’ and the assigned livery to both Pedro Rodriguez and Jo Siffert’s exploits at events hosted at locales such as Brands Hatch, Spa Francorchamps, Daytona, the Nürburgring and the legendary Le Mans, Gulf Oil’s infamous complexion is one that finds itself joint-placed alongside similar liveries including Hans Dieter Dechent’s psychedelic Martini-inspired aesthetic and the patriotic 917 Salzberg inspired by the colours of the Austrian flag.
A combination of courtside and speed-track heritage, the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro ‘Gulf’ kicks the Porsche 917 homage up a gear in pursuit of last month’s Anatole Lapine inspired ‘Big Bertha’ release. Influenced by more recent revivals of the iconic colourway across cars from Audi and Aston Martin, Nike SB welcome the powder-blue and safety-orange pairing to their ever-expanding Dunk 2021 rosta. Brushed suede uppers pay respects to the streamlined construction of the contoured 917 Porsche, with the black-stripe split toned cupsole pairing with the bright-orange rubberised outsole to complement the design’s resilient all-terrain functionality, its evolutionary basketball lineage and its strikingly unique ‘70s era colour scheme. Crisp-white embroidered ‘58’ badging across the exterior-facing quarter-panels and puffy padded tongue are designed to replicate the iconic race-car insignias with subtle reference to Nike SB’s enigmatic ‘Club 58’ skate collective, whilst the shadowed monochrome side-wall Swooshes pair well with the recessed 5-eyelet lacing system to curate an added layer of depth inspired by Hans Mezger’s aerodynamic design. Classic toe-box perforations and tonal stitchings are mirrored by Nike’s Zoom Air unit for cushioned everyday comfort and supportive structuring, while the black-stitch embroidered ‘Nike’ branding across the padded ankle collar seals the design in line with tradition and with respect to the classic ‘Gulf’ branding adorned on some of the most iconic Gulf Oil collaborative liveries to date.
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This product is sold on an enter draw to purchase basis. The draw opens on Monday 15th March 2021 at 17.00PM (GMT) and closes on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 08:00AM (GMT). You can enter the draw here.
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