Remembering the Pee-wee Herman Nike SB Colorway
On Monday, actor Paul Reubens died at the age of 70. He had apparently been dealing with cancer for years. Reubens is a delight in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and did some dramatic acting in Blow, but he’s best remembered for his character Pee-wee Herman. Surprisingly, Pee-wee also has a connection to the world of skate shoes.
Several years ago, Nike SB did a “Fallen Heroes” collection, and the Dunk High Pro got a Pee-wee colorway. It’s designed to look like Pee-wee’s iconic grey suit, with a hint of red to match his tie. The insoles feature an image of Pee-wee, or perhaps Reubens, sitting in a row of theater seats because, well, one particular trip to a theater didn’t turn out great for Reubens. Nowadays, if you want fresh Pee-wee Dunk Highs, it’s going to cost you four figures. Used shoes are available, which is a dicey thing, but this eBay post has extensive photos, so if you want to look at the shoes inspired by the late Reubens’ iconic character, you can do so.