Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'Street Hawker'
Inspired by Asian heritage and the unifying bond stimulated by street-food culture, Nike SB’s latest ‘Street Hawker’ Dunk Low Pro silhouette arrives in creative collaboration with Canton-based artist Jason Deng. Referencing some of the most popular regional dishes across the expanse of Greater China, these multi-profiled Dunk Low Pros set their sights on bringing a taste of Chinese culture to any everyday setting. From Chengdu hotpots to the famed roast-meats of Guangzhou, Nike SB and Jason Deng deliver a culinary whirlwind across one of the most popular sneaker culture icons of all time.
Arriving ahead of Chinese New Year 2021, and similarly styled to other CNY sneaker drops such as the Air Jordan 5 Low and the Asia-exclusive Nike Air Max 1 CNY ‘Longevity’, these gastronomically-inspired Nike Dunk Low Pros deliver a plate full of creativity and artistic innovation. Influenced by the mouth-watering cuisine of six main hub-bubs, Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’An, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Taipei, Deng brings a touch of celebrated character to the courtside classic. Watercolour intricacies reflect both the divine quality and complexities of regional delicacies, whilst revolutionary mixed-material textures pay active homage to Chinese cuisine’s diversified ingredient base. With Chinese street-food vendors playing a vital role in sustaining skate diets across Asia, there appears no other tribute more fitting than this flavoursome drop.
Serving a real taste of the East, the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro ‘Street Hawker’ boasts a split-silhouette design with both the right and left sneaker acting as integral ingredients that combine to curate the perfect representation of Asian street-food culture. Lighter beige-toned colourings are chosen for the left-shoe as a way of honouring three unique flour-based dishes from Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. A brushed-suede toe-box with classic courtside-hailing perforations mimics both the colour and texture of Douzhi green-bean soup, whilst the water-colour forefoot panel overlays depict the donut-style Jiaoquan delicacy. Wood-grain textured sidewall Swooshes represent the iconic eating utensil, while the mix-match water-colour and embossed suede lateral side panels represent Paomo; a shredded pita and mutton soup Shaanxi speciality. The padded tongue remains loyal to basketball tradition, whilst the cushioned blue-lining across the midsole pays homage to classic blue-and-white porcelain serving bowls. An embroidered 10-cent copper coin decorates the heel for a referential twist that honours street-food culture’s humble beginning and warm-hearted appeal.
For the right sneaker, Deng and Nike SB opt to showcase Chinese cuisine’s flavourful spicy and sweet origin through the creative use of hot-pot referential colourways and chili-oil trims. The split-tone vulcanised cupsole hosts a striking counter-colouring to its left-side sibling, whilst the building chili-oil water-colour bubblings around the bumper bring added definition to the reinforced overlays. The metallic-bronze perforated toe-box boasts subtle hints towards Chengdu’s infamous hot-pot cuisine, whilst the silver side-wall Swoosh and the ostrich-leather lateral side panels combine to represent Guangzhou’s notorious, crispy-skinned roast goose. A juxtaposing black and orange ‘Nike SB Dunk Low Pro’ padded tongue secures the interchangeable four-seasonings inspired laces across the natural arch of the foot, whilst a dessert-inspired homage to Taipei’s sweet-tooth shaved ice and taro-ball after seals the right-side heel counter with ease.
Custom insoles showcase both a proverbial ‘food is heaven’ blue-skied design across the left-side and a heritage mindful paddyfield landscape across the right for a ceremonial sign-off that registers all aspects of Asian street-food ancestry. Chinese calligraphy for ‘food’ is embroidered across each premium-grade leather heel panel for a neatened tie-off of these mismatched culinary sneakers. Joined by an accompanying Nike SB release featuring the likes of Che Lin, Xi Gua, Benjamin Mullinkosson and Xiang Tian Yi, the Nike SB Street Hawker Dunk Low Pro skate-shoes are guaranteed to turn heads no matter whether dining in or skating out.
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