I love my unreleased sample sb dunks. I definitely regret letting go of a few.
This is what I have left with custom boxtags.
I wish I had a spare black box for my peacock linoleums.
If anyone comes across this post, and has some sample SBs for sale, please message me.
Sample story: Hunter SB’s.
So the actual hunters that released, back in 2004, during the pink box era.
These samples are made up of the same material. A real tree camo, and hemp, quilted liner, bright orange swoosh and mid sole, brown outsole. The difference between these and the released version is that the camo and the hemp is inverted.
Example, the toe box and the toe cap. On the released version it’s the other way around. The toebox is hemp (which usually ends up tearing due to creasing) and the toecap has the real tree camo.
Pictures surfaced before 2012, but when the dunk was revised, that dunk booklet hit some stores and I always noticed/questioned that sneak peak of the hunter samples. But never knew what the deal was on them.
According to the tag, it says “HUNTER V 2 DUNK LOW FT” AND “LOOKSEE SAMPLE” so they might have actually been made after the actual hunters, but this is all just speculation.
There is also a sample stamp on the inside liner (hard to photograph since it’s on the quilted liner).
Still a very interesting sample that is very rare. According to the photo in the dunk booklet, the varying hunter camo print indicates that they are indeed a different pair than the one in my possession. So there is at least 2 pairs that exist in the world.
HUGEEEE pick-up for me.
Words cannot convey how I feel. I thought I would never EVER see these in person. These will be featured over the weekend with LOTS of pics and the inside scoop about these.
For now, enjoy this pic, and if you haven’t already, download the FIENDER app now available.
It’s an app that connects people who are lovers of many things, say sneakers.
Lots of good stuff there.