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.
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.