Nike SB Black and Tan Dunk


The upcoming March Nike SB Quickstrike are another beer inspired Dunk Low, just in time for St.Patricks Day. Named the "Black and Tans" by the shoes designer Patrick Smith (@evilonelive on Twitter). The Black and Tan is a famous drink that in America but is held offensive in Ireland as it references the infamous military unit who happened to kill many civilians, including children in the 1920's.

UPDATE: The tweet has since been removed from the @evilonelive account, as this is making press rounds in the news, Nikes response is it "is an unofficial name" however an image cache can be found here - of the shoes designers reference to the sneaker.

This isn't the first time an ill reference has been dubbed in a Nike SB design, you may remember the heavens gate dunk which referenced the famous cult who killed themselves in Nike Cortez sneakers with purple drapes.

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