Continuing Nike SB’s homage to independent skate stores and community influencers, the Nike SB x Crushed D.C. Dunk Low Pro arrives as a creative collaboration with Brian Aguilar’s U Street based skate shop. A homage to the legacy of D.C. skate stores and to Crushed D.C.’s community orientated narrative, this co-designed Nike Dunk follows on from similarly styled releases such as KCDC’s Dunk High Pro and Maryland based Carpet Company’s Dunk High Premium from 2021.
Founded in 2020 by skater Brian Aguilar, who coincidentally worked as an employee for both Art Under Pressure (AUP) and Bureau skate shop, before Crushed D.C. took over the same space, the store is located in the city’s historic U Street corridor. Rich with cultural history and coined the ‘Black Broadway’, the shop’s location is one deeply rooted in music, film and African-American culture, with it also being known as the birthplace of celebrated jazz musician Duke Ellington. Now known for being the only skate shop to serve the Nation’s capital and the district’s growing skate community, Crushed is also known for its ties to the likes of Bobby Worrest and Kevin Augustine, with iconic D.C. skate spots such as Green Skate Lab and Freedom Plaza located nearby.
Styled with a speckled Nike Grind outsole in a colourway that matches the marbleized side Swooshes, the Nike SB x Crushed D.C. Dunk Low Pro arrives as the latest addition to the brand’s independent skate store collaborative collection. Featuring tumbled leather uppers with supple suede overlays, this low cut Dunk also features a perforated toe box, cushioned Zoom Air inserts and a classic circular underfoot tread. A full length cupsole stitch details the bright white midsole, whilst puffy and interchangeable laces secure the exposed mesh padded tongue in place. Orange accents detail the ‘Nike SB Crushed D.C.’ tongue, with a tonal padded lining providing added support. Finished with under-tongue ‘Crushed D.C.’ logo branding, photo-illustrative custom insoles and with embroidered ‘Nike’ branding stitched across each suede and leather heel.
Featured in the latest episode of Nike SB’s less than a minute long ‘:58’ series that highlights local, independent and influential skate stores across the world, discover more about the skate shop here: Nike SB | :58 With Crushed Skate Shop – YouTube