- Jason Deng x Nike SB Dunk Low “Street Hawker”
The Nike SB Dunk Low “Street Hawker” expresses the “relating effect” between distant regions in China through the different panels that make up the upper. Exercising an array of stuff and patterns, the shoe serves as a testament to the vast culinary topography throughout the nation that has yet to be meaningfully revealed to the world.
Six indigenous dishes handed to Chinese cities are specifically illustrated by Deng in acrylic oil paintings with image references applied to the accompanying special shoebox.
- READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid
A reflection of the Japanese brand’s core design values and Hosokawa’s sense of nostalgia, the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid features a deconstructed, DIY approach that reimagines Nike’s foremost basketball shoe. The model features a layered upper with a mottled froth base obscured by angled leather side panels. The half-sutured Swoosh imprinting sits thinner and longer, being pulled from the logo’s 1971 interpretation.
Structure on the DIY look, exposed froth surrounds the collar and lingo, while three different sets of laces over the toe box and across the midfoot produce a fresh concentrated, incubated effect. Moving lower, we find a substantial bumpy midsole, designed using complexion molds that were altered during prototyping to balance the shoe’s side profile. While the rubber outsole is made with about 15 percent Nike Grind, a blend of recycled accouterments forming from Nike manufacturing scrap and worn-out sneakers references READYMADE upcycling ideology.
- Nike Dunk Low “City Market”
Each piece of the upper uses a different published pattern, ranging from gray and red coffee bag-suchlike quarter panels to red and unheroic toe boxes. The textured translucent material is used on Whistles and speeches, the ultimate of which is equipped with a nutrition marker-inspired label.
The lingo also boasts a small zippered poke as a nod to applicable grocery totes, popular in metropolises with plastic bag bans. This bag alleviation is taken indeed further by a “Thank You for Caring!” hit stamped on the left shoe’s insole. Finishing traces of detail are handled by a “Blue Ribbon Studio” hit that acknowledges Nike precursor Blue
Ribbon Sports plus natural colored laces and outsoles.
- Undercover x Nike ISPA Overbreak SP
The shoes feature clean mesh and suede uppers featured by a scaled framing around the vamp and eyelets, along with Whistles on the side with rose embroidery taken from the Gyakusou running line.
Another detailing comes in the form of “CHAOS/ BALANCE” published on the toe boxes, “JUN TAKAHASHI/ UNDERCOVER” at the heels, co-branded tongue tags, and published insoles. Rounding up the design of the shoes are rope laces and the same sole unit plant on the Nike ISPA OverReact with a freckled finish and differing rubber parts at the toe and reverse.
- Carpet Company x Nike SB Dunk High
Atop a crisp white leather base sits the shoe’s hand detail videlicet, a different assemblage of bold, swirling blue patterns that cover collar flaps, heel overlays, eye stays, and mudguards likewise. A star-nominated gray “C” logo is exaggerated on the side heel, and Whistles are done up in unornamented blue suede. On another intriguing note, there’s also a shaggy argentine suede midfoot overlay sitting directly above the midsole — a piece that’s not present on utmost SB Dunks. Collar liners and insoles get in on the fun too, adding everything from an Arabic textbook to a hand-drawn visual of an angel. Co-branded lingo colophons, passage midsoles, and goo outsoles with a stamped Carpet graphic round off the look.
- CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”
Centered around the same blend of “Net/ Deep Red/ Orange Blazer,” the suede upper is marked with snakeskin and sneak detailing, featured by references to the ancient Chinese art of pressure point reflexology. CLOT embroidery appears on the streamlined reflective red heel tab and new reflexology map insoles are revealed by the new transparent TPU perforated toe cap reimagined for wearability. Fresh branding comes in the form of patent snakeskin Swooshes and co-tongue markers.
Elevating the shoes are bright orange midsoles and translucent rubber outsoles that obscure a print that maps out the pressure points of the bottom. The special shoebox continues the Chinese traditional drug alleviation and comes with a map pronounced to correspond with the organs and corridor of the body counterplotted on the bottom of the shoes.
- AMBUSH x Nike Dunk High “Deep Royal”
High-cut uppers combine white leather toe boxes, quarter panels, and collars with eponymous “Deep Royal Blue” mudguards, eyestays, heels, and collar trim. An intriguing assemblage is handed on the reverse, as the top of the collar and heel’s nethermost half extend further than the white leather middle piece.
The shoe’s crucial detail, still, is supplied by its below-mentioned Swoosh, which besides extending beyond the heel is rubberized and done up in black. Further black appears on the waxed laces and collar trim. The white lingo features exposed froth construction and boasts blue sizzle imprinting on its emblem. Down below, blue heel clips are stamped with embossed AMBUSH textbook hits. Sail midsoles and blue outsoles round off the look.
- Nike SB Dunk Low “What The P-Rod”
Notable Factors to identify then include that of a toe box that calls out the ‘06 P-Rod 1 “Store”, the giant print eye stays and mudguards which are a homage to the 2005 Air Jordan 1- inspired P-Rod 1 “J-Rod,” and the other toe box which mimics the aesthetic of the P-Rod 1 “Mexican Mask.” Quilted stuffings from the P-Rod 2 are threaded along and split between red on the left side and blue on the right. Lace dubraes and the outsole color-blocking is taken up from Rodriguez’s more recent Mexican-inspired SB Dunk High that dropped at the top of 2020.
- Fragment x sacai x LDV Waffle “Blackened Blue”
The Fragment Design x sacai x Nike LDV Waffle “Blackened Blue” delivers a lurker collaboration that leverages the creativity of famed Japanese markers from the worlds of streetwear and high fashion. Blending basics from the Nike LDV and Waffle Racer, the mongrel figure is dressed in a traditional mix of mesh and suede. The tonal cortege finish is varied by successes of white on the double-piled leather sizzle and heel tab, the ultimate pronounced with binary Nike and sacai branding. Woven Nike and Fragment markers beautify the doubled-up speeches, while the stretched froth midsole is inscribed with “The Classic/ Fragment: sacai.” Nike’s blin-traction rubber outsole provides superior grip underfoot.
- Social Status x Nike Dunk Mid “Chocolate Milk”
The first rendition takes on a chocolate-cured colorway featuring delicate toe boxes and diggings with overlays in milk and dark chocolate tinges. A rotund jelly pink sizzle details the side and medium sides and dark turquoise lingo tabs sit outspoken over an orange lined lingo tip. The innards are made up in a rosy pink mesh with the ankle collar sealed in a velvet bear brown tinge over a cream midsole sealed off with a light cerulean blue outsole.
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