Familia's Nike Dunk Low Pro SB "First Ave" Closes Out This Year's Dunk Releases

Inspired by Prince and the Minneapolis music scene.

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Familia‘s highly anticipated Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “First Ave” has officially received a release date. The Minneapolis-based skate shop’s new release will be the final Nike Dunk to be released in 2021, closing out a massively popular year for the silhouette. The pairs were first teased in June earlier this year but were rumored to have received a cease and desist order for reasons that are still unknown.

The upcoming pairs pay homage to the legendary First Avenue nightclub in Minneapolis, a concert hall that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The venue is a cornerstone of music culture in the city and was most notably the setting for the final scene of Purple Rain. It was said Prince performed at First Avenue so often, that many of his fans thought he owned the club.

The black nubuck uppers reference the star-spangled cinderblock exterior of the nightclub featuring star perforations on the toebox, brick detailing on the dark purple collar overlays, and a large star embroidered on the lateral heel. The toe and eyestay overlays are dressed in reflective dark purple leathers with wear-away paint highlights, and laces come in bright purple. The interiors of the shoe are lined in velvet materials, and insoles feature Familia x Nike SB co-branding on the zoom-air insole heel and a 50th-anniversary vintage-style ticket stub graphic on the midfoot. Below, a black midsole and a semi-translucent outsole displaying all-over graphics of the famous stars complete the upcoming pairs.

The Familia x Nike Dunk Low Pro SB “First Ave” will officially release on December 11 at select skate shops. Take a look at David Bluetile’s detailed breakdown above.

In other footwear news, take an official look at the Nike Air Max 97 “Air Sprung.”

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