Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci has in the past collaborated with Nike on models such as the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT, two training models, Free Train Force Flyknit x RT, and the Transform Flyknit and the Air Zoom Legend x RT,a Chelsea boot.
Ticsi and NikeLab have once again teamed up , this time to birth the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x RT,a shoe inspired by Tisci’s interest in skate culture aesthetics and 80’s retro basketball.
“I think the Dunk has something that’s very special. It’s grounded in sport as well as in the street style culture,” says 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.”- Riccardo Tisci
Features such as the large swoosh and the enlarged foxing and eye stay are carryovers from the Dunk Lux High, as are the full grain leather upper, drop in Lunarlon insole and the memory foam in both the quilted leather collar and the tongue. Other features include the lack of the perforations on the toe box, rolled edges on the upper and RT logo and debossed Swoosh on the heel.
Coming in both a black/white and red/white colorways, the NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x RT will be available starting February 10 at NikeLab at Bergdorf Goodman, NikeLab 21M, Dover Street Market New York, Kith BK and Concepts NYC and globally February 23 at NikeLab retailers and online at nike.com/nikelab.