March 23, 2021
It’s time for another SB Dunk Kickflip Challenge; except this time - we have three different shoes up for grabs! Think you can land one under pressure? Read on to find out how to enter.
“Before its sole ever touched a skate deck, the Dunk made its mark on the hardwood as a basketball shoe—but the style was eventually adopted by skateboarders for its durability and responsive board feel. In 2002, the silhouette was re-engineered to meet the needs of this new audience, including a Zoom Air unit in the heel and a padded tongue for maximum comfort. This edition features a monochromatic makeup in the vibrant hue of Atomic Pink, with soft pig suede creating tender texture across the shoe's upper.”
“The VX1000 Dunk has been inspired by the original VX1000 Camcorder; which despite being 'out of date,' skaters have remained loyal to ever since Sony brought it to shelves in 1995.
Loved for being dependable, durable, and utilising the iconic fish-eye lens, the VX1000 camcorder is uniquely depicted in this shoe - even featuring various specs of the original camera: including the red and yellow eyelets (the colour of traditional pause/stop buttons), a green heel, and recording device terminology showcased across the entire shoe, even the inner sole.”
“After spending multiple decades as a basketball and streetwear icon, the Dunk continues to strengthen its reign as a skateboarding staple. The shoe's famous lines remain unchanged since their inception in '85, but this modified skate version of the silhouette uses distinct hues and graphics to pay homage to retro racing cars. Premium materials and a Zoom Air unit in the heel add modern comfort to this low-riding classic.”
These shoes are part of an exclusive competition and can only be purchased via our kickflip challenge. See below for everything you need to know.
The Kickflip comp will start 5:30pm on Friday 26 March at Empire Skate, 4 Margaret Street, Lower Hutt.
Register on the day from 5.pm – 5.30 pm at Empire Skate.
At 5:30 we will begin to draw the names from a hat to establish the order that contestants will compete. Late entries may be accepted, however any late entrants will automatically go to the back of the kickflip queue.
Arrive at Empire Skate by 5pm and register at the front counter.
When it's your turn, you can attempt a kickflip in the designated area outside Empire Skate.
If you land a kickflip first pop, you will be eligible to PURCHASE one pair of either of the three Nike SB Dunk shoes available; The Pink Pigs, The VX1000s OR The Blue Chills. You can head in store and purchase a pair of whatever shoes are available on the spot. .
Strictly limited to one pair of shoes per customer.
If your first attempt is unsuccessful, you can go to the back of the queue for another chance.
Stock and sizes are extremely limited - We can not guarantee winners will be able to purchase the desired dunk in their desired size. Once all pairs are gone, the challenge will end.
We'll have a few spot prizes and giveaways on the night, so come along and show us your skills or cheer your mates on.
Everyone is welcome, so dust off your board, old timers. We’ll also have a shop board available for anyone without a board who wants to give it a crack.
Disclaimer: Empire Skate will not be responsible for any accidents or injuries sustained during this challenge. We encourage you to skate within your limits. Cheers!
Good luck and see you there!
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