While the dunk craze is certainly reaching its saturation point – I was in Sydney earlier this week and it felt like it 40% of the children rocked pandas— there’s always room for innovation and amazing design work on the decades-old shoe. It just doesn’t always have to come from Nike itself.
Singapore’s Ng Poh Hian, aka Bob, is one of the world’s best sneaker customizerstook official shoes and cut them up, changing their colors and adding details to create his own coveted releases.
its label, Glob*He’s been dressing (and dressing) sneakers like the Air Force 1, Dunks, Blazers, Converse All-Stars and Vans sk8 (to name a few) for years, but it’s his latest work, a pair of Dunks based on the Manga/anime series Initial Dthat I want to see today.
Based entirely on Takumi Fujiwara’s Toyota Sprinter, they’re not exactly screaming “I’m a sneaker based on an old beloved manga” but whoever knows the car/series knows what it’s about. The colors are perfect, the text on the heel is necessary, the number plate stamped on the midsole is a nice touch and I Yes, really like the little orange tag to represent the indicators.
Here’s a look at the shoe and car together to give you an idea of what’s on loan for the tribute:
And here is a mockup of what the shoe would look like in the flesh:
When these were first shown on the label’s Instagram page a few days ago, Bob said “this is a sneaker concept design” and that they were “not available at the moment.”
However, the public response since those first pictures has been so overwhelmingly positive that there are now availability details. Bob has since published a new post teasing a September release:
As for the couple, well it’s 2022, you should already know what to expect, but I’ll spell it out anyway. Since these are habits, don’t rely on the regular (and utterly broken) Store-to-StockX pipeline; instead of this these are obtained directly from Bob, but within a very short time and for a a lot of of money.
https://kotaku.com/initial-d-nike-dunk-low-custom-sneaker-shoe-manga-anime-1849155392 Custom Initial D x Nike Dunk sneakers are just beautiful