Bodega x Nike bring us a new collaboration for the Collector’s closet with the Dunk High “Legend.” Boston-based streetwear boutique Bodega got its start in the early 2000s by Dan Natola, Jay Gordon, and Oliver Mak. Now regarded as one of the best sneaker boutiques in the world, Bodega hits the themes of nostalgia, paying respect to the past, and celebrating the future with this latest Dunk High.
Going for a mix of Lone Texas Ranger and an old school catcher’s mitt, “…the Dunk unites different subcultures. It transcends aesthetics,” says Bodega Marketing Director Matt Zaremba.
A lux combination of smooth and pebbled leather and bristly suede, the Fauna Brown, Sail, and Rustic Brown colorway screams America’s pastime. These Dunks also come wrapped in Bodega x Nike cobranded paper.
Get into the look…
Rustic suede makes up the toe wrap leading into the Sail perforated toe box. This brings us to a uniquely crafted pairing of Fauna Brown pebbled leather eyestays connecting to matching suede quarter panels. Laterally, we find a gorgeously laid tortoiseshell jewel Swoosh while the other end sports a literal Bodega brand embossed into the medial side.
Moreover, mismatched Black and Fauna leather ankle overlays create a mirrored look between the right and left Dunk leading around to the Sail boot-stitched heel with suede heel pull tab. Smooth Black leather hits the sockliner heading into a striking University Red insole topped with Metallic Gold Nike x Bodega cobranding. Likewise, Red accents the fully pebbled leather tongue and throat.
And every section is held together with rawhide lacing, from the overlays to the ring around the high-profile collar. Subsequently, a Sail Air midsole and Fauna rubber outsole complete the look.
While the official nickname references their late Creative Director, Marvin Jason Bynoe, official Nike images show off youth models; proclaiming “Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Legends.” Additionally, a limited number of Bodega x Nike Dunk High “Legend” come with a set of regular and rawhide Black laces when available through the Bodega stores on December 28th. Nike gets the drop on December 30th with the regular set of laces.
So, what are your thoughts on the Bodega x Nike Dunk High “Legend”? Would you add them to your closet?
Bodega x Nike Dunk High
Colorway: Fauna Brown/Multi-Color/Rustic
Style Code: CZ8125-200
Retail Price: $120
Bodega Release Date: December 28th, 2020
Primary Market: bdgastore.com
Release Date: December 30th, 2020
Secondary Market: Nike Snkrs
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