Oh. em. gee. I cannot believe I got my hands on the 2nd iteration of Jeff Staples’ Pigeon on the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro considering the fiasco of its very first release in 2005. The original Pigeon is said to have kickstarted the modern-day sneakers culture, a pair that is worth well over $5000 USD today.
Dubbed “Black Pigeon”, this second release were also limited but with a bigger stock than the OG Pigeon. I lucked out on getting them thanks to a buddy working at a consignment shop (LnF Shop) who received a pair in my size. Naturally, I jumped on the occasion to own a little piece of history at an affordable price.
The shoes overall is composed of soft nu-buck and Stetson Waterproof Leather. The whole construction is very sturdy, as should any skateboarding sneakers should be.
Hints of red (named Sienna) are found on the branding located on the heels & tongue, as well as the outer sole. You’ll also find a foamy patch with the Nike brand debossed in it.
And of course, the ever-so-iconic pigeon patch that adorns the original release.
Like any skateboarding shoes, the tongue is padded to keep the shoes on your feet for your ollies & kickflips (ayy fellow kids).
Comfort & Fit
Go TTS. Unlike other SB Dunks, they don’t feel as padded. They are a bit stiff at first, it will take a few wears to break them in.
I don’t think I need to mention how important Jeff Staples’ contribution to the sneakers community is. I can’t afford the original pairs, so these will do just fine. They look great on-feet, and are a must-have for any collector.
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Black Pigeon”
Style #: 883232-008
Released: November 11, 2017
Price: $145 CAD (follow KickDealsCa for special deals & discount codes)