Before last year, Riccardo Tisci had been known as an “Air Force 1 guy,”
first collaborating with NikeLab on a collection of footwear that reimagined the classic shoe
through its roots in basketball culture. 2016 brought the release of Tisci’s first Dunk
collaboration, the NikeLab Dunk Lux High x RT, two training shoes, the Free Train Force
Flyknit x RT and the Transform Flyknit x RT and a Chelsea boot, the Air Zoom Legend x RT.
Offering another take on the Dunk Lux High x RT, Tisci and NikeLab have created a mid,
the new NikeLab Dunk Lux Chukka x RT. The shoe, which comes in both black/white and
red/white colorways, is specifically inspired by Tisci’s interest in the aesthetics of skate culture and retro ‘80s basketball.
“I think the Dunk has something that's very special. It's grounded in sport as well as
in the street style culture," says Tisci. "For younger generations it can fit as many
different styles tribes as you can imagine. I think it's one of the most iconic shoes
that Nike has ever created.”