After teasing a 4/20 release of an eclectic new Nike SB Dunk High, the brand has unveiled a closer look at the cannabis strain-inspired footwear, officially dubbed “Walk the Dog.” The upcoming kicks are laden with animal prints and other canine references, including textured fabrications and specific colors that mimic a true stroll in the dog park.
Along the upper, several layered compartments evoke the puppy narrative, including a spotted Dalmation pattern at the quarter, a back heel coated with pony hair for a furry aesthetic and green suede overlays that are meant to resemble grass. Nike has also revamped its Swoosh to simulate a dog leash by utilizing a coarser material, splashing the check with bright red for a bold contrast. The brand added a hit of brown on the outsole to symbolize “stepping on poop,” while a unique graphic featuring a picture of dogs (owned by Nike employees) has been emblazoned on the insole. Simple white laces, which can be swapped for brown, finishes everything off.
For more in footwear, take a look at this silhouette in the neutral “Desert Camo” colorway.