The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Street Hawker
The idea behind the design of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Street Hawker is to incorporate various elements from Chinese street food vendors and Chinese cuisine in generell. Jason Deng created watercolor paintings representing 6 different regional dishes from 6 Chinese cities and combined them alongside a whole mess of other hidden nods to Chinese food.
And with a so ambiguous and versatile Design, Nike has put together a list of 22 things to know about the Nike SB Dunk Low Street Hawker.
1. The left shoe uses a lighter beige for three flour-based dishes.
2. The suede toebox mimics the color and texture of green bean soup (Douzhi) from Beijing.
3. Donut (Jiaoquan) patterns on the forefoot pair with the green bean soup.
4. Embossed suede on the lateral side shows shredded pita bread pieces for a traditional Xi’an dish:
pita bread soaked in mutton soup.
5. That mutton soup is represented by water-color patterns across the lateral side.
6. The Swoosh is depicted in a wood-grain texture to represent chopsticks.
7. The watercolor fadings on the lateral heel remember of the Shanghai plain noodles and also called Yangchun noodles.
8. An embroidered 10-cent copper coin appears on the lateral heel, hinting at Yangchun noodles.
9. The left insole resembles a blue sky, inspired by traditional Chinese slang implying that people treat food as their heaven.
10. The blue lining of the left midsole mimics the blue-and-white of fine porcelain bowls.
11. The right shoe features hotter colors to represent different heats, from spicy to sweet.
12. The metallic color on the right toebox is pulled from Chengdu hotpots in which dishes are cooked.
13. Boiling chili-oil treatments bubble around the toebox.
14. Ostrich leather on the lateral side is inspired by the crispy roasted goose skin that’s famous in Guangzhou.
15. The silver Swoosh resembles the metal hook used to hang the roast goose.
16. The flame and Lychee wood used to roast the goose appears in a watercolor pattern around the eyelits.
17. Shaved ice and taro balls — a common Taipei dessert — can be found on the heel counter.
18. The insole paints the scene of a bench terrace, a landscaping method used to grow rice paddies.
19. The collar lining reflects the color of meat dishes.
20. The yellow outsole represents cooking oils.
21. Heel tabs feature Chinese calligraphy for “food” in black and white thread.
22. Four colors of laces are inspired by four essential seasonings in Chinese cuisine: green (shallots), yellow (ginger), white (garlic) and black (black pepper).
You can say this is going to be a special meal. We’ll be serving up this gourmet bites in a raffle on ZUPPORT Instagram soon. Check check and see you soon…