This is the stuff of skateboarding mythology. With only two original pairs made in 2003, these kicks were already some of the rarest. One pair was sawed to shreds and the remaining pair was auctioned off to the highest bidder at a fundraising event. The charitable contribution to Portland area skateparks was greatly appreciated, but like, who bought the shoes? The identity of the highest bidder remained a mystery for years, until it was finally revealed that the buyer was none other than the groundbreaking Sandy Bodecker. His influence on skateboarding and Nike can't be overstated, and this auction tale is just another piece of that legacy. We don't say he's the man who put the SB in Nike SB for no reason. Respect.
The version you see now is an homage to those original 2003 Charity Dunks—their destruction and Sandy. Rendered in patent leather with translucent chopped-up windows, the Dunk Low "Sandy" reassembles the storied colorway and adds Nike SB Forever details. And those sockliner images? They commemorate Sandy and his paramount contributions to Nike SB’s legacy and storytelling.