One of the most popular silhouettes of 2020, the Nike SB Dunk Low will continue its ascent in 2021. After presenting us the future « Street Hawker » iteration a few days ago (article available HERE), the images of a first collaboration between the American giant Nike and the streetwear brand of the artist Verdy WASTED YOUTH appeared on social networks.
Inspired by the 80’s and Metal/Punk influences of the designer Verdy, this Dunk Low is dressed in a predominantly black color with touches of red and white.
It’s composed of a black denim upper in patchwork. The multitude of different patches in tone-on-tone, as well as the visible stitching on the whole foot, bring a punk look to the pair. To assert these influences, we discover soft black leather inserts on the mudguard, eyelets and on 2 of the 4 Swooshes. The leather Swoosh on the left shoe is wrapped in a red rose with white leaves. On opposite sides, this iconic branding element is distinguished by white zig-zag embroidered contours, affirming the Punk style. The words Wasted and Youth in white color adorn the black leather heels and we discover the addition of a metal ring on the heel tab, as well as a red embroidery underneath. To complete the look, the black insole is adorned with 2 prints « No thank you I don’t need your support » and « Don’t bother me anymore ». A white midsole combined with a black outsole finalize the design.
The Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low will be released in early 2021 at selected retailers and on nike.com for around 100€. More info coming soon, stay tuned !