Givenchy designer Riccardo Tischi, who has worked with Nike on several high fashion renditions of the Air Force 1 in the past, brings his couture sensibilities to another Nike basketball court icon, the Dunk.
Of course, one of the reasons that the Dunk is such an all-time favorite among Nike silhouettes is the stylistic implications that reach far beyond the shoe’s original, hardwood purpose. When Nike basketball models migrated into late 1980s skate culture, the Dunk was one of the shoes leading the charge.
Tischi’s version of the Dunk is a homage to the fashion side of this legendary sneaker. This chukka influenced silhouette directly references the oversized direction that skate aesthetics were trending towards during the late 80s, while the no-nonsense, athletic colorways recall the original basketball Dunks that skateboarders adopted. Premium, full grain leather ties the design together with a distinctly lux feel.