It’s about this time of year we begin to see some first looks at sneaker brand’s forthcoming Chinese New Year footwear options for the new year, and if this (expected) Nike SB Dunk Low “CNY” is anything to go by, we could be in for one of the best Lunar New Year lineups in recent times.
The mismatched pair shows and incredible use of color, texture and pattern to complement traditional Chinese arts, textiles, and heritage. Aside from the graphic watercolor overlays, each panel of the upper features its own unique hue and texture.
From the left foot toe, we find shaggy grey suedes, while mid panels arrive in a giraffe-like textured suede, while the other foot opts for metallic copper and orange ostrich leather respectively. Swooshes work from a wood-textured brown on the left to a tumbled metallic silver on the right, while rear overlays arrive in both yellow canvas and brown leather. Tongues, liners, and outsoles also conflict in colors, and the pair is complete with mismatched graphic insoles showing cloud print and topography, Chinese token embroidery on the lateral ankle (of the left shoe), and Chinese characters in the rear.
Color: Metallic Copper/Light Silver/Pueblo Brown/Metallic Silver
Release Date: Early 2021