Nike SB will be releasing the much anticipated "Street Hawker" Dunk Low in a matter of weeks, with it's eye catching multi-panel design inspired by the street food culture in China. Designed by Guangzhou based artist Jason Deng who wanted to pay homage to street food vendors, or "Hawkers" as they're better known.
He focused on six regional dishes from six different cities, as well as referencing key elements of Chinese street cuisine. And the shoe he's cooked up draws parallels with the iconic Nike SB "What The Dunk" with it's odd left and right design and clashing panels.
The left shoe takes queues from four flower based dishes, green bean soup, woodgrain from chopsticks, plain noodles, pita bread soaked in mutton soup and the White and Blue of porcelain bowls. But it doesn't stop there. The right shoe features hotter colours to represent ingredients spicy to sweet, Chengdu hotpots, shaved ice and taro balls, boiling chilli oil, the colour of meat dishes and yellow outsole represents cooking oil.
If that's not enough reference points, both shoe heels have the Chinese calligraphy for "Food" embroidered on them, and they have four laces colours that stand for shallots, ginger, garlic and black pepper. These tell a big story in a bright multi-textural manor and deliver on all fronts, definitely an instant classic on all fronts.