2 Feet High and Rising: The 'De La Soul' Nike Dunk SB Is Back

An exclusive look at the re-release of the Nike Dunk SB 'De La Soul' and how the alt-rap trio influenced early '90s skate culture.

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February 8, 2014. The day will live forever in the hearts and minds of sneakerheads—and not because it was the end of innocence, the last day before Nike surprise-released the much-hyped, much-anticipated “Red October” version of the Air Yeezy II on a Sunday afternoon. There is that, sure, but the date is significant because it’s when Nike SB, the skateboard-focused subsidiary Nike launched in 2002, released a “retro” of one of its most popular sneakers for the first time in the brand’s history.