From the ground up

Nike has applied the best of British style to the design of one of its icons, the Nike Dunk, to create a limited edition, transcultural sneaker, which will be released this April at select retail accounts.

Set in a famous Tudor building in the heart of the West End, Nike designers were inspired by the signature fabrics at the Liberty department store during a visit in the summer of 2006.

The Nike Design team selected two classic Liberty prints, Wilshire and Pepper, to create two limited editions of the Nike Dunk. Liberty fabrics are characterized by tender palettes, all over floral prints, and detailed movement, which is the perfect juxtaposition with the clean design lines of the Nike Dunk.

The limited edition sneakers feature a gum rubber midsole and a heavyweight Liberty fabric for the upper which was chosen for its durability. British designers working within Nike’s global design team were consulted during the creation of the shoes to ensure the final look was quintessentially British.
Expect these limited edition Dunk Hi’s to be dropping late this month. After the jump more pictures.

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