Nike Dunk Olympics collabs.
After the delay of the Tokyo Olympics last year due to the pandemic, the games finally started, and skateboarding debuted as an official sport at the event. Even though we're keeping an eye on the medals board, our attention is, obviously, focused mainly on the athletes' feet, because there's an exclusive drop during the competition.
Nike SB brought nothing less than 4 collabs for Dunks low and high, in co-creation with Dutch artist Piet Parra, Gundam Japanese action figures, FTC skate shop, and Quartersnacks brand. Take a look at each one of them and choose for which you'll cheer.
The Parra x Nike SB Dunk Low is worn by the teams representing the USA, Japan, Brazil, and France. Covered with geometric leather prints on all sides, it has blue interior detailing and each brand's logo on the heel.
Inspired by Japanese custom action figures, Dunk High with Gundam has references from the Unicorn Gundam manga, available in the White/Amarillo and Thunder Blue/Metallic Gold colorways. The first has all the structure in white leather and embossed yellow Swoosh, with details that look like rays and special effects. The second mixes the silhouette in blue leather, black, bronze dots, and Swoosh in gold.
In homage to the home of the Olympic Games, the FTC drew inspiration from Japanese bathrooms — Naruto refs — with crystal blue suede, white leather alongside a transparent sole, and shiny enameled details.
During the competition, everyone needs a snack, right? Quartersnacks' Dunk High is inspired by junk food and animal print and could even be a cake, like in those videos that made people obsessed, but it's made of black and white leather.
All new Nike SB collabs kicks will be released throughout the Olympic Games. Let's join the crowd.
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