Since its unveiling in 1985 the Nike Dunk, designed primarily for basketball has gained popularity as a stylish streetwear shoe too. On this front, NikeLab have created the Dunk Lux High x RT- a collaboration with Riccardo Tisci, and the second time the designer has teamed up with Nike.

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Reflecting Tisci’s love of basketball, the shoe is both stylistic and performance driven.

“The Nike Dunk has a fascinating legacy,” Tisci says. “It has been both mainstream and niche, adopted by communities of varying size and influence. But no matter the model, the Dunk has always had a cultural cachet that, as a designer, I’m quite drawn to.”

Tisci has exaggerated the shoes proportions with extended height, a big belly Swoosh and enlarged foxing and eye-stay. Additionally, the back tab is upside-down and placed directly above the Riccardo Tisci logo on the heel. We see a full-grain leather upper a Lunarlon insole for cushioning and memory foam in the quilted leather collar and tongue for a better fit.

The NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT is available exclusively in North America at NikeLab retailers and on nike.com/nikelab.