NAME: NIKE DUNK LOW PRO PREMIUM SB – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS A.K.A. DAY OF DEATH DUNK A.K.A. Mexican Dunk
PRODUCT NUMBER: 313170 801
COLORWAY: ORANGE BLAZER/BLACK-WHITE
Release Date: NOV 06
Brief Description: Nike SB ‘Dia de los Muertos’ Dunk Lows and for those who don’t know, ‘Dia de los Muertos’ which translates to ‘Day of the Dead’ is a three day Mexican holiday to honor and commenorate loved ones that have passed away. This holiday will take place in the beginning of November and thats the released date of the shoes too..
Mexico gets their very own Dunk designed by Nahual a Mexican and not just anybody in the big corporate world. That changes everything and gives more meaning to the sneaker. During the interviewed by Highsnobiety, he explains the sneaker and the mexican market. Don’t get too hungry, because the sneaker will be released only Exclusive in Mexico and Canada. Below was the Interview and please see all the details that are on the sneaker, the inner sole, the outer sole and the rest of the sneaker. The designer explains his inspiration and give the sneaker a story!…
Q1: Please introduce yourself to our readers?
My name’s Nahual, the name given by the Toltecan culture to their animalistic spirit. The Toltecan culture believed that they had two sides to their being their human form and their animal form that lived in a world without limits
Q2: Where are you from?
From D.F, the heart of Mexico City.
Q3: Whats your professional background?
I studied graphic design but I learnt most of my skills growing up around the world of ” La Panaderia” an imporant collecive of artists in Mexico City.
Q4: What was your inspiration for the Dia de los Muertos Dunk?
The first point of imspiration is the God of Death, Mitlantecuhtli which can be seen in the insole and the right shoe, the shoe in it’s entirety is an offering to the dead, orange the dominant colour in the shoe ito represent the colour of the “xempazuchitl” flower which in Mexican folk lore guides the dead back to the world of the living to collect their offerings.
Q5: Why did you choose that theme?
The Toltecan culture that has inspired me through this work believes that death is the only sure-thing in their warrior way. For this the only way that I could go was for a heavy dose of death, hence the Dia de Muertos Du
Q6: Where will the sneaker be available and whats the qunatitiy on it?
limited to 1000 pairs split between Canada and Mexico, they’ll be available in Ocho, Shelter, Dragon, Praga, Epidemia, Zuma, Players House, Electro Barrio, Tribal and Guerreria.
Q7: How did you get to design this sneaker? Is it more difficult than designing something else?
A while ago I got to design some displays for a store called Headquarter, some guys from Nike saw it and asked to see my work, where they saw a prototype for the Dunk…and 1 year later here we are.
Q8: Will you be designing more sneakers in the future?
If theres the opportunity.
Q9: How would you describe the mexican sneaker market?
It’s going mad over here, new stores opening up. They’ve got great product that you’d be pleased to find in New York, Tokyo, London, anywhere really. Mexico is coming on just fine thankyou.
Q10: Thanks for the interview and keep up the great work!
Gracias a ustedes, siempre es un placer.
Rareness at launch: (out of 10, 10 being hardest to get: 6