Nike SB Dunk Low VX1000 Honors Skateboarders’ Favorite Camcorder
- by Nick Demaria
- Release date: February 20, 2021
As skateboarding has progressed through the years, skateboarders have been documenting their own progress in skating. Filming yourself skateboard is a great way to see how you perform your tricks and how you can improve. Skaters also film themselves for “sponsor me” videos, and pro teams bust out the cameras to show us how to push the limits in the sport. Nowadays, there are tons of digital cameras, GoPro, and you can even use your phone to film. However, back in the day (starting 1995, to be exact) there was one camera that stood above them all, a camera that skaters loved so much that some skaters still choose to use it today. That camera is the Sony VX1000. The Sony VX100 is a “compact” handheld camera with a top handle and attachable fisheye lens that work perfectly together when filming a skate session.
Now Nike SB is honoring this handheld camcorder that has captured so much historical footage for skateboarders through the years with a skateshop-only Orange Label SB Dunk Low release. The colorway on this pair is mainly grey and black, like the VX1000. To continue the camcorder feel, there are words placed around the shoes such as “REC LEVEL” “WHT BAL” “SHUTTER SPEED” and other options the camcorder has to offer.
The top eyelets are red and yellow, giving a splash of color and representing the cables used to connect your camcorder to your television. A final splash of color is at the heel tab, which appears to be Tropical Twist from the images, although it is unclear what this color represents concerning the camcorder.
The Nike SB Dunk Low VX1000 will be available at exclusive skate shops on February 20, 2021. Unfortunately for those of you in the US, this release is Europe and Asia specific, so you will have to get a plane ticket or pay resell if you want a pair of these.
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