UPDATE: We're knocking on the door of this Nike Dunk Low 'atmos' release, and the store that created them kindly answered with some new imagery. The Co.jp sneakers can be seen in full detail along with artwork of characters wearing clothing inspired by the shoe itself. Lap up the pics and call your Japanese connect, because these will only be available in the Land of the Rising Sun on July 15.
Nike have enlisted heavy hitters to bring back their Co.jp series. The line – exclusive to Japan – kicks off with Dunk Lows, and for this one Nike have teamed up with atmos to delve into the history books.
If this Dunk's inspiration isn't immediately apparent, don't fret – it's one of those ‘real heads know’ moments. Packed with Easter eggs for sneakerheads, the story behind this drop starts with a ‘Georgetown’ Terminator from ’85. The baller joined seven Dunks in Nike’s 'Be True To Your School' pack, but that's intel you don’t get any points for knowing – it's sneakers 101. What will get you numbers on the board is remembering atmos’ Dunk and Air Force 1 drops from 2001, which chopped the Terminator’s colourway into tonal opposites and were released only in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Now, atmos have whacked them both into one mismatched pair of Dunks Lows. The right shoe reps the AF-1 with layers outlined in ‘Union Blue’, while the left opts for the silvery ‘Union Grey’ of its Dunk forefather. Patent leather then wraps the heel, reflecting light like a Harajuku high-rise.
The Nike Dunk Low JP will be available on July 15 from atmos, Nike Harajuku and NikeLAB MA5.
– Originally published on June 15, 2017