Givenchy creative director and long-time basketball fan, Riccardo Tisci has teamed up with Nike for a second collaboration, this time taking on the ’80s classic, the Nike Dunk.
The NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT will be available beginning Feb. 11, exclusively in North America at NikeLab retailers and on Nike.com.
For the collaboration, Tisci reimagined the iconic sneaker, exaggerating proportions, such as the extended height, big belly Swoosh and enlarged foxing and eyestay. Additionally, the back tab is upside-down and placed directly above the Riccardo Tisci logo on the heel.
“The Nike Dunk has a fascinating legacy,” Tisci said in a statement. “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.”
The shoe maintains its performance qualities with a full-grain leather upper for durability, drop-in Lunarlon insole for ultra-soft cushioning and memory foam in a quilted leather collar and tongue for comfort and fit. Nate Jobe, NikeLab Footwear Innovation senior design director, added, “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.”