Original Dunks were designed to be a basketball sneaker. They have a high top and good ankle support. Side paneling helps during jumps and quick turns. The sole is lower than Nike's other basketball shoes. The shoe is now very light and protects the athlete from injury. From 1998 to 2000, the shoes were available with an arch support system and a nylon tongue.
They were popular skaters' shoes because of their weight and strength. Nike launched the SB Dunk sneakers to cater to this market. Because the SB Dunk is limited in quantity and has a lot of hype around its release, it is very popular among fashion designers. Sometimes, SB dunk shoes can be made in collaboration by artists who design the outside colors.