During the OFF-WHITE Spring/Summer 2020 show, Dunks Lows designed in triple collaboration with the artist FUTURA had been unveiled. Since then, no information on a possible release had been given. 3 years later, we learn the launch of 8 pairs in 2 colorways via a SOTHEBY’S auction.
The purpose of this auction is to raise funds for the Virgil Abloh Foundation which shares the practices, teachings and legacy of the late designer, as well as for other charities that FUTURA is close to.
These special Nike Dunk Lows feature a look that reflects Virgil Abloh’s futuristic vision combined with the creative spirit of FUTURA.
They will be available in 2 colorways : “UNC”, which indirectly pays tribute to Michael Jordan, Virgil Abloh’s childhood hero, via the colors of his university in North Carolina, and “Mets” inspired by the New York baseball team that combines orange with blue. These sneakers consist of a leather base adorned with iconic FUTURA graphics, complemented by solid color overlays in blue or orange, depending on the version. We also find branding details on the heel counter and outsole, “FL” and “Futura” respectively. These collaborative editions also feature Virgil Abloh’s signature touches : the double lacing and zip tie. A two-tone sole, white/icy semi-translucent or white/navy blue, harmoniously finalizes the look.
The 8 Off-White x Futura x Nike Dunk Low declined in 2 colorways will be auctioned from April 5 to 14, 2023 on sothebys.com. Get the credit cart going !