The Nike SB Dunk Low “Promethazine Codeine” is a 1-of-1 unreleased sample that draws inspiration from lean, also known as purple drank and sizzurp, which is a mixture of codeine cough syrup, soda, and hard candy.
This Nike SB Dunk Low never made it past its sample stages, as it was destroyed once Nike higher-ups heard what it was based on. The pattern on the suede overlays nod to ice cubes in the purple drank, while the crackled White base represents the styrofoam cub in which is how the drink is usually consumed. Lastly, the dark translucent outsole mimics the look of a codeine medicine bottle.
Take a brief look at this extremely rare Nike SB Dunk Low “Promethazine Codeine” Sample below, and don’t expect these to ever see a public release.