Nike SB Dunk 'Incredible Hulk' Cocktail Collection - Laser Orange
Nike SB continues to surprise us with their creative collaborations and projects that tap into design, creativity, music and collectives. Forever maintaining the perfect balance between style, innovation and performance, each themed release never fails to cause a stir within the skate and sneaker community and for the start of summer, the Nike SB team have decided to pay homage to the infamous Incredible Hulk Cocktail through a three-part footwear release that includes a selection of colour-focused models.
Known as the Incredible Hulk, Green Eyed Monster, Shrock or Hip and Hen, the cocktail was first concocted by U.S Army soldiers at Ft. Hood Texas in 2003 and caused a stir with its vivid green coloured blend and after-effects that are said to make you feel a similar transformation to the famous fictional superhero. Created from a blend of Hennessy, Hpnotiq and optional pineapple juice, the drink became mainstream after bartender Sean Comb developed the drink and promoted the use of Hpnotiq - a liquor made with passion fruit, brandy and vodka that became famous within the R&B music scene during the early 00’s - at a launch event in New York City to appeal to and be more palatable to men who weren’t initially drawn to the bright blue colour and sweet taste of the liquor. Certainly celebrated more for its look than taste, the cocktail has a strong fan base having remained a favourite within the club scenes and college parties in the US.
Directly inspired by the colour of pineapple juice to bring attention to the optional but favourable third ingredient in the blend, the Nike SB ‘Laser Orange’ Dunk Low Pro is the first model to arrive of the three part series. Featuring flashes of regency purple across the premium, low-cut design which enhances the orange laser coloured suede border around the crisp white leather uppers, colour is at the forefront of the design. Signature Nike SB Dunk detailing such as perforation on the toe box, a highly padded tongue and full length lace up fastening remains, in addition to a Zoom Air unit within the sockliner for impact support and a flexible rubber outsole which has a full cupsole stitch for durability. The use of three distinctive colours gives this design a superior finish and boosts the much-loved Nike SB Dunk Low Pro silhouette which is known for its origins as a classic basketball footwear design that has since been enhanced and modernised to cater to the needs of professional skateboarders. Smooth regency purple Swoosh ticks sit on either side of the side panels and continue around to the heel where silver ‘Nike’ lettering has been embroidered onto a curved tab below the edge of the cushioned heel collar. The same tone of purple continues through the inside of the shoe and can be seen again on the woven tongue label where essential Nike SB ‘Dunk Low Pro’ branding has been added. For an impressive level of grip and boardfeel, the outsole features two different tread patterns with a circular pivot point at the forefoot.
Soon to be followed by the two other Nike SB Dunk Low Pro models within the series, which include a muslin colourway that references the look of Hennessy and a distinctive blue fury edition that perfectly captures the memorable look of Hpnotiq.
Please read carefully for purchase details:
Due to the limited numbers of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'Laser Orange' we are making the shoes available via our Releases.flatspot site on a Raffle to purchase basis.
The draw opens on Friday 15th May 2020 at 5:00PM (BST) and closes Monday 18th May 2020 at 12:00PM (BST). You can enter the draw here.
Limited to one pair per person. Available to UK residents only.
Winners will be chosen on Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 8:00AM (BST) and we will aim to confirm both successful and unsuccessful entries within three hours.
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