SB Dunks are well-known for their out-of-the-box collaborations and this time was no
different with the Polaroid brand on the Dunk Low silhouette. Ever since I saw the shoe, it
sparked my interest. Needless to say how happy I was when I won a raffle at Ben-G
Skateshop in Amsterdam. The shoes come in a multi-Nike SB box, which works perfectly with Polaroid’s brand colors. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like them, but they are great in person and
I’m definitely keeping them in my collection.
Polaroid Dunks come with six (yes, six!) pairs of extra laces: red, orange, yellow, green, blue
and white. You have plenty to choose from and I honestly haven’t decided which one is my
favorite yet, but have seen people use two colors per shoe and it looks sick.
This release comes with quite a few interesting details. Starting with Polaroid’s 5-color-block
logo embroidered on toeboxes, all the way through to 3M reflective panels on the back of the
shoes. The insoles have Polaroid and Nike SB logos on them and the outer sides of heels
have embossed Polaroid film prints.
The shoe comes with a triple swoosh: red and blue made of leather and yellow made of
plastic and sewn onto the others. The quality of fabric is nice, I don’t really see loose
stitching or glue marks on my pair. I enjoy the fact that the white upper panels are made of
leather and the black ones of nubuck – makes the shoe even more interesting.
When it comes to sizing, I went 0.5 size up because SB Dunks tend to have more lining and
a thicker tongue, which makes less room for your feet. I could have also gone for my true
size and it would probably still be comfortable. It seems like people are sleeping on this release and I would definitely grab a pair if you’re still hesitating!