You can expect the Riccardo Tisci Nike Dunk Lux to arrive at retailers sometime this February, each in a stark black and white contrasting colorway with bold oversized vintage Swooshes and embossed ‘Nike RT’ branding on the heel for a subtle nod to Nike’s high fashion collaborative partner. The latest Riccardo Tisci x NikeLab collaboration is rumored to arrive on February 9th, 2017, but we’re still waiting on images of the third White/Distance Red colorway so stay tuned.
Nike fans are well familiar with Jun Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER label for the numerous high-tech running collaborations with NikeLab Gyakusou over the past couple of years, but the Japanese imprint has had a long love affair with the Nike Dunk as well. Not only did they transform the Nike Dunk Sky Hi during the whole ‘sneaker wedge’ movement a couple years back, but UNDERCOVER has now added a Huarache-like tooling to the iconic basketball turned skate model with the upcoming UNDERCOVER Nike Jungle Dunk collaboration slated to arrive at international retailers on January 18th, 2017.
The UNDERCOVER Nike Jungle Dunk benefits from a premium tumbled leather base in a head-turning Loyal Blue, additional Dynamic Flywire, a natural motion inspired outsole unit that’s rugged enough to withstand the toughest of winter elements and new weather resistant tape tooling on the toebox. But perhaps the most head-turning addition to this boot-inspired Nike Dunk is the heel cage belonging to Tinker Hatfield’s 1991 classic, the Nike Air Huarache. The back reads ‘Balance’ in black to match the Swoosh branding while an aggressive jagged pattern matches the clean white midsole and outsole. What do you think of UNDERCOVER’s latest collaboration with Nike Sportswear?