I copped these on May 9, 2012 a little earlier than the official release date at Brooklyn Projects (@bklynprojects). I paid above retail just to make sure I wouldn't miss out. The rumors online were that this will be an extremely limited quickstrike SB release and I LOVE the colorway. I can't hate on the store for marking up above retail. Seems fair for them to grab some of the upside and not leave it all on eBay to the resellers. They're the ones paying rent, hiring local staff, and working the shop every day.
These SB Dunks are a takeoff on the original "Entourage: Lights Out" dunks that were SUPER limited and created for the team who worked on the HBO series Entourage as a gift for when the series wrapped. You can check out the original Entourage Dunk design here. Sneakerheads quickly named this Dunk "Nontourage" to differentiate it from the original while acknowledging the inspiration. The Nontourage colorway differs from the Entourage colorway in the following respects:
- The original Entourage has a custom Entourage tongue tag. The Nontourage has standard black Nike SB tongue tag.
- The original Entourage has custom Entourage insoles. The left shoe has a picture of an Entourage clapper board and the right shoe has "The End" printed on the heel. The Nontourage has standard black Nike SB insoles.
- The Entourage dunk has a black sole and contrasty black stitching attaching the midsole to the upper. The Nontourage has a gum sole and white stitching attaching the midsole to the upper.
Let me know what you think of these kicks in the comments and thanks for visiting!