Embarking on its Dunk vs. AF-1 journey in late June, Undefeated continues to recognize the roots of sneaker culture by welcoming the second part of this heated rivalry between two icons. At the turn of the century, Nike began to experiment with lux finishes on the Air Force 1 and Dunk, a creative decision that would unfold as a key influencer in the sub-culture. Many of the AF1s and Dunks of that era became highly collectible pieces of footwear, centerpieces to the forgotten sneaker hunt that would unite a global sneaker community. It goes without saying that Undefeated itself played an integral role in the rise of this golden age as both a purveyor and collaborator, and in 2021 they’re committed to preserving history with this well-concepted Dunk vs. AF-1 series.
This choice selection of materials returns as part of the “5 On It” set, with Drop 1 mixing in five materials: suede, leather, nubuck, canvas, and snakeskin print. The Air Force 1 sees a soft grey upper with hits of red and blue, while the Dunk stands out with a bold blue and royal purple mid-panel and sole. A succinct expression of this timeless era of sneakers, the Undefeated x Nike Dunk vs. AF-1 “5 On It” also nods to the brand’s five-strike emblem that appears on the tongue label and heel.
A release for “5 On It” Drop 1 will be available exclusively at Undefeated chapter stores and online on August 6th, 2021.
The Undefeated x Nike Dunk vs. AF-1 “5 On It” will release on SNKRS on August 20th via Draw.
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