There is nothing quite like seeing the on-foot look of a sneaker to help us get a true reflection of its design and craftsmanship. Unfortunately, we aren’t always able to see sneakers in person before purchasing them. That’s where on-foot images always come in handy. This time around, we get a look at the upcoming TIGHTBOOTH x Nike SB Dunk Low thanks to the YankeeKicks team, who have provided detailed on-foot images of the upcoming collaboration. These images give us a clear view of what to expect from this exciting collaboration when the sneaker is released later this year.
Nike’s collaboration with TIGHTBOOTH, a renowned Japanese skate brand founded by designer Shinpei Ueno in 2005, has been highly anticipated in the sneaker community since early imagery was released via the brand owner himself in July of this year. However, these on-foot images provided by the YankeeKicks team allows us to closely examine the design and details of the upcoming TIGHTBOOTH x Nike SB Dunk Low collaboration, giving sneaker enthusiasts a realistic idea of what to expect from this exciting partnership.
These on-foot images showcase how TIGHTBOOTH and Nike have reimagined the Dunk Low’s upper by pairing various textures and materials to create what can only be described as a unique and eye-catching design.
In this collab, the base of the sneaker takes on a black, hairy suede material, while overlays of white leather create a bold contrast. The white leather is covered in debossed patterns reminiscent of those found on a steel plate, adding a rugged and industrial aesthetic to the shoe.
The iconic Nike Swoosh is rendered in reflective black leather with an orange TIGHTBOOTH label attached on the lateral side. The co-branded detailing can also be found on the oversized padded tongue (which boasts a dotted pattern), while unique Nike branding can be found on the heel.
To complete the look, a black midsole and white outsole seamlessly blend with the shoe’s upper, while a contrasting orange on the sole’s inner lining adds a pop of colour. Additionally, the laces come in both white and orange colour options, allowing for customization and versatility in styling.
Overall, the sneaker offers a sleek and modern design with attention to detail in both its construction and presentation. The combination of the black, white, and orange (dubbed as safety orange) creates a visually striking shoe that is sure to turn heads.
This collaboration is set to release on December 2 of this year at a retail price of $135 and will be available via Nike’s official website and select skate shops. The sneaker will also come boxed in custom packaging that will likely reflect the brand’s bold and vibrant aesthetic, making it a must-have for sneaker enthusiasts and collectors alike. However, the TIGHTBOOTH x Nike SB Dunk Low will be released in limited quantities, likely selling out quickly. If you are interested in grabbing these unique Dunk Lows, be sure to mark your calendars and get ready to snag a pair before they sell out.