Another Look at the Supposed Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Vietnam’ 25th Anniversary
These mysterious red, white and yellow Nike SB Dunk Lows first emerged on the Internet a few weeks ago bearing numerous overt references to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Nike Vietnam. Serial sneaker leaker solebyjc has images of a pair in hand, and there are plenty of details to pore over.
Firstly, the colourway is quite patriotic for the Southeast Asian country, who has been a manufacturing cornerstone for Nike, with the red and yellow shades a nod to the Vietnamese national flag. Another overt reference to Vietnam is the yellow star embroidered on the right shoe’s ankle tab. Being a skate shoe, the suede and leather combo is durable enough for the unlikely instance they ever meet the griptape. The leather toe box bears a commemorative Nike Vietnam logo, which calls out the partnership’s milestone. Behind the tongue lining, ‘Ching Luh’ refers to the company that handles some of Nike’s offshore manufacturing, and again the 25-year span is acknowledged. And, perhaps most curiously, the multilayered embroidered Swoosh appears to be the same style as used on the Parra collaboration from 2019.
In any case, there’s been no indication from Nike whether this is a Friends and Family sneaker, unreleased sample, or even a genuine colourway. And, if it turns out to be fake, then that means the bootlegs are getting better.