This Winter season, the Nike Design team focused on the Air Force 1 and the Nike Dunk, two of Nike’s most revered basketball shoes, rounding out the collection with inflections of the iconic Air Max 90. Here we give you a look at the Dunk line-up of the Holiday 2008 season.
Nike pushes innovation forward, implementing technical treatments first laid out by ACG (All Conditions Gear) to keep the foot warm and dry during the coming months. Supreme models of the Nike Dunk are remixed with
materials that protect the foot from the winter elements. Part of the Nike Sportswear collection, these sneakers include felt detailing and merino wool lining for warmth, fiber fill insulation in the collar linings to keep body heat in, and sealed and taped seams to make the shoes impermeable to water. The uppers are constructed from water resistant leathers that have been laser-etched to emulate perforations, giving them the same look as traditional Nike Dunk shoes, without allowing even the tiniest holes that might be susceptible to moisture penetration.
An essential innovation implemented in the creation of this winter-ready footwear is provided by Scholler 3XDRY, a technology that creates water-repellant textiles that also efficiently absorb and wick moisture from the inside of the shoe, moving it outward.
We enjoy seeing an entire solid collection by Nike this season. No playful colors, but classic looks with great technology, which is probably the best combination one can ask for.
Take a look at the complete Nike Sportswear Winter 2008 Dunk line-up after the jump.