All kinds of camouflage patterns have been a mainstay of Nike SB shoes for a long time. Since the beginning of the skate division, camo has been a constant. Reese Forbes’ SB Dunk Low in 2005’s pink-box release and Brian Anderson’s SB Dunk High not long after had camo on them.
It uses colors and materials in a way that isn’t always true to art
But in 2010, this type of camouflage called “Realtree” showed up on an SB Dunk Mid, with black and orange laces to match the outdoor-ready look that hunters and street fashion fans alike have used. It’s back on the popular Nike SB Blazer Low GT, with the American muscle car design on the tongue label and tumbled leather Swoosh logos.
The Realtree Camo release is different because it gives skateboarding a look that is true to life. Realtree Camo isn’t influenced by fashion as much as it is by hunting and the outdoors. This helps make the world of skate shoe releases a more diverse place.