Much of Nike SB‘s success in 2020 can certainly be credited to its Dunk collaborations, especially its projects with various skateboarding brands across the globe including Strangelove, Atlas, Civilist, Instant and more. Next up on its list is a partnership with Dubai’s very own Frame Skate: a SB Dunk Low collaboration dubbed the “Habibi.”
Design-wise, the low-profile iteration is primarily composed with white and red hues, the former navigating its way to the tumbled leather toe boxes, heel underlays and ripstop quarter paneling, while the latter coats the overlays and heightened heel panel. The shoe laces also feature these very same colors, and merge them together with abstract patterns and slightly frayed edges.
Elsewhere on these lifestyle-ready kicks, Swooshes are presented in double stacked form with the background piece materialized with bright green corduroy and the foreground Nike check deviating with stealthy tumbled leather. Tongues double down as well and alternate between yin-and-yang tones adorned with tonal icons. Additionally, the inserts split-their branding between Frame Skate’s lettering on the right shoe and the Nike SB logo on the left, both of which are backdropped with all-over tile patterns. Beneath all of that, the sole unit is prepared with a sail-colored midsection and mated with gum-finished treading.
If you Google search this model’s namesake, you’ll find that “Habibi” translates to “My love” in English, which surely makes sense in this case as its palette carries colors that are closely associated with Valentine’s Day.
An official release date has yet to be confirmed by Nike, but given that we now have a look at its official imagery, we can likely expect a launch within the upcoming weeks.
For more news regarding upcoming Dunk releases, an official look at the Nike Dunk High All-Star 2021 has surfaced.