Nike SB Dunk collaborations are nothing short of crazy. Slam Jam, Civilist and Grateful Dead have each put an incredible spin on the classic skate sneaker—many of which have sold out and are in the running for sneaker of the year. In fact, Ambush’s Dunk hasn’t even dropped, and we can see it among some of the best collaborations of the year. Not to be left out, Concepts has put their twist on the Nike Dunk High and they are drawing inspiration from an unexpected thing—a duck. The Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High “Mallard” lands on November 21.
Concepts’ Dunk gets dark brown furry suede overlays which get progressively lighter as it moves towards the forefoot. Sand-colored leather is applied to the toe box, which matches the feather-like material used on the midfoot panels. Yes, the midfoot is covered in a fabric that has tiny bits of plastic poking out—recreating the texture of duck feathers.
The Swoosh on Concepts’ Dunk comes in two pearlized colors: green on the medial side and blue on the lateral side. This matches up with the green tongue that sits under the light brown laces. Completing the Dunk is a yellow tongue tab, meant to represent the beak, and the orange midsole and outsole, which are inspired by a duck’s webbed feet.
The Concepts x Nike SB Dunk High will have you saying “what the duck” but it will probably live on as a grail for fans of the silhouette.
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