After weeks of surprises, samples and sweet anticipation, Nike has officially announced a release date for the Ben & Jerry’s x Nike SB Dunk Low “Chunky Dunky.” Originally teased at the tail end of March, this scrumptious collaboration between beloved Vermont-based ice cream maker and Nike SB will soon be served up at skateshops.
Boasting a tasty trifecta of tones, textures, and prints, this vibrant SB Dunk nods to one of Ben & Jerry’s most famous flavors: “Chunky Monkey,” a banana ice cream garnished with fudge chunks and walnuts. Every inch of the upper is inspired by the packaging and flavors of the sweet treat. The base layer is dressed in sky blue and grass green leather with white cloud details on the heel, much like a Chunky Monkey carton. Overlays and tongues are built from pony hair that’s dressed in a spotted bovine print, nodding to the cow present on the packaging’s front. Dripping yellow Swooshes offer two-pronged inspiration, nodding to both melting ice cream and the banana-flavored treat itself.
Things are ramped up even further on and around the collar, as tongue and heel badges are equipped with puffy Ben & Jerry’s-style text hits — the former of which even states “Chunky Dunky.” The liner and insole take on a free-flowing tie-dye print, nodding to the free spirit of both companies involved in the collaboration, and white midsoles/green outsoles round off the look. Three lace options are present as well to allow for personalization.
As is par for the course with collaborative SB drops, the “Chunky Dunky” will debut exclusively at skateshops on May 23. It’ll then hit Nike SNKRS on May 26. The MSRP is set at $100 USD.