On this week’s episode of The Dropcast, hosts Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas go back and forth on the week’s hottest releases. On the top of that list of course the Ben & Jerry’s x Nike SB Dunk Low — better known as the “Chunky Dunky.” The cow print kicks made even more waves this week when lucky F&F members got their pairs in giant-sized pints, along with actual cream. And for some tips on how to rock them (if you’re fortunate enough to get your hands on them), check out this guide.
Meanwhile, YOON’s upcoming Dunk High collab gives the hosts some nostalgia for a certain Puma sneaker designed by Hussein Chalayan, one of the most underrated designers that archive heads should really show more love to. There’s also a brick of a shoe in. adidas’ latest Stan Smith, a half-hearted attempt to court some #muleboyz love that ends up looking like a sneaker that’s only 90% finished.
After breaking down what “crispy nylon” is and why it’s so important to KITH’s Spring 2020 collection, the conversation shifts to Asian-American and black communities finding solidarity during this time of strife. Following up on a piece we published this week about the depth of the impact Asian-Americans have had in streetwear and sneakers, the 100th-best Filipino/black talent duo since Chad Hugo and Pharrell have a brief discussion on how we can work together to fight oppression — similar to the points actor and activist Kendrick Sampson makes in one of this week’s Vibe Check episodes.