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Both pairs of the “De La Soul” 2005 Dunk SBs are being retroed, but just like the Nike SB Dunk “Diamond,” they won't be in their original forms. The high-top de la soul has been transformed into a low-top while the low-top de la soul is now a high-top. Nike SB does not really want to dilute the potency of original releases.

“Doing retros and bringing them back is cool, but to flip them around is cool because the old ones you had are always going to be the old ones,” says Nike SB Footwear Design Director Shawn Carboy.

“It allows the old ones to stay special and stay unique, and then the new ones keep it fresh.”

The Nike Dunk High Premium SB ‘De La Soul’ will release 2/12 in North America and 2/13 worldwide, and will retail at $150.

The Nike Dunk Low Premium SB ‘De La Soul’ will release 5/16 worldwide and retail at $135.

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