This collaboration with Tokyo-based fashion label AMBUSH is now ready for distribution after making a debut on the runway in New York earlier this year. AMBUSH® creator Yoon Ahn is the first female designer to collaborate with Nike and the National Basketball Association (NBA), delivering a vivid product distinguished by trademark, co-branded details and basketball-inspired aesthetics.
The Dunk's original dimensions are re-imagined in honour of Japanese bike, automobile, and truck culture, with Swooshes extending past the heel like bike pipes. "I thought, 'How can I make the shoes appear nearly like this moving thing?'" Ahn says. A large heel counter has a debossed wordmark on the shoe's back, while co-branded sockliners and tongue tags lend a subtle twist to classic characteristics.