ARTICLE BY Gabe Filippa
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The Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High ‘Banshee’ Drops This Week!
Release: 27 October 2021

Yoshiyuki Tomino’s unstoppable military fiction Gundam continues to fuel the pop-cultural zeitgeist in 2021, the hugely popular series now mechanising the Nike SB Dunk High.

Coming in two lethal mech-robot colourways, we’ve now got our first official look at the ‘Banshee’ rendition, the design taking inspiration from the ‘02 Banshee’ from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn novel.

Loaded with plenty of details for Gundam fans across the globe, the sneakers upper is decorated with various details referencing the 02 Banshee suit. The bright orange highlights of the robot are mimicked with contrasting piping, stitching and laces, while the UC Project unicorn logo in the same hue is seen on the lateral sides toward the heel. Theres black on the tongue and rear of the ankle collar, with mecha-like details adding a unique aesthetic to the toe box. Providing a focal point of the sneaker is the redesigned, removable side Swoosh in gold, referencing the Gundams V-Fin antennas. Down below, we get an all-black sole unit.

The release of the Gundam x Nike SB collaboration will be staggered. It will first hit skate stores in Japan, China and Europe on September 24, before launching on Nike SNKRS in those regions on September 27.

A wider release will then land at US skate stores on October 9, then Nike SNKRS on October 12.

In the meantime, make sure to check out the greatest anime-inspired sneakers of all time!

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