With the arrival of a new Dunk Low, Nike is coming closer to Earth. A patchwork of lush designs is applied on recycled canvas. No two pairs of shoes would be identical because the design is unfixed, bringing another layer of collectability to the silhouette.
Throughout the canvas swaths, delicate flower prints appear pretty much everywhere except for the upper toe area, which is flat purple and the blue tongue. Although the collision of patterns come together in a loud design, each individual design is pretty calm and clean on its own.
In streetwear sneakers, earthy aesthetics have become common, maybe as a salve for our increasingly digital lives. In the era of COVID-19, when outdoor sports are some of the only breaks from loneliness, dressing in such a grounded way seems incredibly appealing. You might as well play the part if you’re trying to be back in contact with nature.
Last fall, Adidas launched its gardening range, which was full of tools your father would carry when tending to the yard. The tongue-in-cheek capsule purposefully bridged the gorpcore-normcore styles, including a goofy gray-haired guy in the advertisement’s images. The shoes and clothes seemed more appropriate for camping if anything. This easy activity has influenced fashion far throughout this year.
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Nike released the Community Garden Dunk Low on Thursday, September 10, through the Nike’s SNKR app (10 a.m. ET) and select distributors at a retail price of $100. Even if it doesn’t come from the desirable SB series, other Dunk launches are still selling out rapidly. However, it is known as a general release, so there might be more inventory than normal.
Another big Nike release is the Atlas x SB Dunk “Lost At Sea”