EXCLUSIVE: THE NIKELAB DUNK LUX CHUKKA X RT
SPORT, SKATE, STREET
A self-confessed sneaker head with a collection of over 1,000 pairs, besides wearing them, Riccardo Tisci knows how to create buzz with his own designs, especially when it comes to his collaboration with NikeLab. Following his first colorful interpretation of the Air Force 1 in 2014, the revalidation of the Dunk and many more, his latest stint is the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x RT.
In both black/white and red/white colorways, the new mid-top silhouette it is inspired by Tisci’s fascination with the skate culture and retro ‘80s basketball. Exaggerated proportions carry over from the Dunk Lux High, including the big belly Swoosh and enlarged foxing and eyestay. It also boasts a full-grain leather upper for durability, drop-in Lunarlon insole for ultra-soft cushioning and memory foam in the quilted leather collar and tongue for a secure and comfortable fit.
“I think the Dunk has something that’s very special. It’s grounded in sport as well as in the street-style culture,” contends Riccardo Tisci. “For younger generations, it can fit as many different styles tribes as you can imagine. I think it’s one of the most iconic shoes that Nike has ever created.”