Nike SB x NBA Dunk High Pro 'Black Sheep' Shoes
Arriving in celebration of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend which is a National Basketball Association event that occurs every February - this year hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina - Nike SB have teamed up with the Black Sheep Skate Shop to design a collaborative Dunk High Pro style (nicknamed the ‘Black Hornet’) that references the stores hometown team the Charlotte Hornets - owned by Michael Jordan - alongside more literal references to the large yellow insect.
Promoting a fun-fuelled design with a strong selection of design references - primarily inspired by the city’s ‘Hornet’s Nest’ / ‘Buzz City’ nickname - a blend of characteristics found on classic trainers has been combined with elements found within Charlotte’s local community; teal being of special significance to the area and the official colour of the Charlotte Hornets. Iridescent leather uppers change between tones of purple, teal and black whilst dark grey elephant print overlays - that nod to Air Jordan 1s and the texture found within the structure of hornet’s hives - wrap around the front of the toes, along the back of the heel and edge the lace up fastening which includes custom hexagonal eyelets. On the underside of the side ear flaps, a hidden print of a hornet’s wing design has been illustrated in black.
Providing a high level of support whilst being a signature detail found across Dunk High Pro styles, the heavily cushioned textile tongue includes a subtle woven hexagonal design pattern. Elongated swoosh ticks on each side meet at the heel with embroidered metallic silver accents sewn towards the back, painting the picture of a hornet’s stinger. Responsive Nike Air units can be found within the sockliners that have been designed with a custom digital print produced especially for this release, showing yellow hornets layered upon a hexagonal print and a split orange Nike Swoosh. The solid black midsole gives the style a strong outline and leads into a translucent outsole, designed with a circular tread pattern that focuses on providing multidirectional grip.
We have an exclusive number of the Nike SB x NBA Dunk High Pro 'Black Sheep' Shoes as part of the Flatspot release draw, which is open on Friday 22nd January between 08:00 (GMT) and 09:00(GMT).
One pair of shoes per person. Available to UK and EU residents only.
Winners will be chosen at 09:00(GMT) and we will confirm both successful and unsuccessful entries within three hours.