EXCLUSIVE: THE NIKELAB DUNK LUX CHUKKA X RT
NEW ICON FROM A SNEAKER HOUND
It’s a known fact that Riccardo Tisci is a hard-core sneaker head with a collection of over 1,000 pairs. Personal style apart, he also very directional with his own designs for NikeLab. In this light, following his first colorful remake 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.
Available in black/white or red/white colorways, the new mid-top silhouette is inspired by Tisci’s fascination with the skate culture and retro ‘80s basketball. Exaggerated proportions trickle down 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.”