Sotheby's to Auction Ultra-Rare Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low "Court Purple" Sample
Supreme and Nike's collaboration has been a driving force in the sneaker world for decades, consistently delivering designs that blend audacious style with a touch of luxury.
Their partnership, which dates back to 2004 with the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High, introduced us to a trio of vibrant colorways that featured crocodile-embossed leather and distinctive gold-star accents. These kicks weren't just sneakers; they were statements, elevated by the golden threading on the tongue tags and the uncommon metallic gold dubrae.
Flash forward to 2021, and the dynamic duo revisited this iconic collaboration, this time reimagining the Nike SB Dunk Low. This refreshed iteration maintained the signature crocodile-embossed upper and gold star detailing, presenting a quartet of new color choices: black, Mean Green, Hyper Blue, and Bakroot Brown. But among these, one particular hue stood apart – the “Court Purple” colorway. This unreleased sample was a nod to the enigmatic gold Swoosh logos seen in the 2003 scrapped Supreme SB Dunk High samples, making it a treasure in the sneaker community.
Starting December 8, 2023, and running until December 18, this coveted piece will be auctioned exclusively at Sotheby’s. Estimated to draw bids between $4,000 to $6,000, this rare sneaker is more than just footwear—it's a tangible piece of streetwear history.