Nike SB x Pawnshop Dunk High OG
Partnering with California’s Pawnshop Skate Co. to mark one of the first collaborations of 2023, Nike SB’s latest Dunk High OG draws creative influence from the Covina based store’s pawnshop narrative, ‘Wing & Wheel’ logo and from their love of old souls and custom culture.
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Co-founded in 2010 by Anthony Piscopo, father of Nike SB and Hockey Skateboards team rider Donovon Piscopo, Pawnshop Skate Co. is an independent store nestled in the Eastern part of Los Angeles. With a namesake that stems from a time when Anthony pawned a gold ring family heirloom to buy Donovon’s first complete when he was just two years old, Pawnshop’s family-centric narrative is one continually reflected across the store’s community centred focus. Known for their weekly flat bar Friday events and for sponsorship of shared Nike SB skaters including John Fitzgerald and Leo Baker, the Covina skate shop boasts a rich history that continues to draw creative influence from their own close proximity to LA, as well as a number of favoured downtown skate spots.
Styled with black leather uppers and a classic perforated toe box, the Nike SB x Pawnshop Dunk High OG arrives in a regal black and gold colourway that draws subtle influence from the store’s own logo and heirloom pawning heritage. Featuring a full length cupsole stitch, a traditional circular underfoot tread and a black rubber outsole with integrated Zoom Air inserts, this collaborative Dunk High switches the usual tongue labels for a co-branded ‘Nike SB x Pawnshop’ debossed design. Rounded and interchangeable laces provide a secure fit, with metal aglet detailing mirrored by contrast stitched midfoot Swooshes and ‘Wing & Wheel’ gold accents displayed across each upper ankle eyestay. Finished with a textile lining to the padded collar, co-branded printed insoles and with debossed ‘Old Soul’ under-tongue scripture that references the brand’s roots in Covina, California.
Following on from iconic skate edits such as 2014’s ‘YoungGunz’ and their ninth anniversary ‘Union’ part featuring the likes of Vincent Alvarez and Jay Munson, the Nike SB x Pawnshop Dunk High OG is released alongside its own accompanying skate edit titled ‘Old Soul’ featuring Nike SB and Pawnshop skaters Donovon Piscopo, John Fitzgerald, Joseph Campos, Tuoyo Oroye, Eric Koston, Guy Mariano, Lance Mountain, and Leo Baker.