Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy and Yeezy’s buddy, again channels his love for Nike basketball kicks with the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT. The sneaker is an exaggeratedly proportioned take on the Nike Dunk and will surely be a hit with the artsy fartsy fashion types.
“The Nike Dunk has a fascinating legacy,” says Tisci via a press release. “It has been both mainstream and niche, adopted by communities of varying size and influence. But no matter the model, the Dunk has always had a cultural cachet that, as a designer, I’m quite drawn to.”
Working with the NikeLab design team, Tisci’s glorified Nike Dunk features a fatter Nike Swoosh, an extended height and bigger eyestay. There is also a Riccardo Tisci logo on the heel.
Tisci previously teamed with the Swoosh back in 2014 for his take on the Nike Air Force 1. While that collection was relatively expensive (starting at $230, some models went for $340), the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT runs you a modest for these sneaket times $165.
At that price point, don’t expect them to be available for long when they drop on Feb. 11. See detailed images of the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT below and on the flip.
We wouldn’t suggest you hoop or skate in these, though.