HOT NOW: THE NIKELAB DUNK LUX HIGH X RICCARDO TISCI
A NEW SPIN ON AN ICON
Riccardo Tisci’s second collaboration with Nike has brought to life the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT high top. Conversely to its lengthy name, the full-grain leather shoe is a case of essential edge with a no-fuss black tonal silhouette accented by a demonstrative big-belly white Swoosh. Similarly to Tisci’s reinterpretation of the Air Force 1 in 2014, the Dunk Lux also reflects the Givenchy designer’s passion for basketball. Signature features of the shoe’s sports-style innovation are the drop-in Lunarlon insole for ultra-soft cushioning and memory foam in the quilted leather collar and tongue for a secure and comfortable fit.
“The Nike Dunk has a fascinating legacy,” says Tisci. “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.”
According to Nate Jobe, Senior Design Director of NikeLab Footwear Innovation, the shoe not only needed to convey Riccardo’s creative interpretation of it, but it also needed to perform. “Through close collaboration we were able to put a new spin on a Nike icon, while still delivering the function needed for all-day wear,” he says.