Twenty years ago, one pair of Nike SB Dunks, in the eBay colorway, fetched an unprecedented $30,000 at auction. The samples were cut into pieces to protect the value of the original pair. The winning bidder’s identity was kept a secret, but today is being revealed as Sandy Bodecker, the mastermind designer behind Nike SB.
Now, eBay and Nike SB are reissuing the “eBay Dunk,” timed to the iconic silhouette’s 20th anniversary.
Bodecker Foundation Charity Auction: Ten collectors’ edition pairs will be available at eBay.com/sbdunk. The seven-day auction starts on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 a.m. PT, with all proceeds benefiting The Bodecker Foundation. Each pair includes a commemorative saw and is packaged in a skateable shoe box.
2022 Nike SB eBay Dunk: The general release design pays homage to the cut up samples of the original pair. The sneakers will launch at skate shops globally on Thursday, Dec. 15, and on the SNKRS app on Sunday, Dec. 17.
“Twenty years ago, Sandy Bodecker set out to establish Nike’s place in the skateboarding world,” said eBay General Manager of Sneakers Garry Thaniel. "The Nike SB Dunk changed the game for sneakerheads, and while eBay has always been the place for hard-to-find Nike SB Dunk shoes from any era, it’s incredible that this one storied style is making a comeback.”
The Skate ‘Em Out Store
To celebrate the launch of the 2022 Nike SB eBay Dunk, the two brands will open the Skate ‘Em Out Store in Portland, Oregon. Demonstrating a long-standing commitment to the skate and sneaker communities, the store gives enthusiasts access to coveted Nike SB Dunk shoes – like the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro x Grateful Dead “Opti Yellow,” Nike SB Dunk High “De La Soul” and Nike SB Dunk Low “Sour Apple” – at the original 2002 MSRP of $65 a pair. To get this price, shoppers just have to lace up their Nike SB Dunk shoes and skate out of the store.
- What: Skate ‘Em Out Store
- Where: Bodecker Foundation | 2360 NW Quimby Road, Portland, Oregon
- When: Open Friday, Dec. 9, to Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT
- Who: All skaters welcome; must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian.
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