Nike and The Basement have been close with each other for the past two years linking up to put on events for Nike Air Max Day and now the Portland Sportswear company have given the London based streetwear community social media group their own signature shoe. The Nike x BSMNT Dunk Lows were designed by an 18-year old member of the collective Daniel Pacitti, who focused on combining different materials as a way of reflecting diversity.
In a statement, Pacitti said:
“When designing the shoe, we made each panel a different material to represent the diversity within our community. When they come together, they form something more beautiful and more powerful.”
Some of the panels include canvas, corduroy, and leather — all using a similar muted color palette on top of a gum outsole.
The Nike Dunk Low BSMNT will be available exclusively from a London-based pop-up shop on July 29 ( Location still to be disclosed ), with all of its proceeds going towards the Youth Futures Organization. London’s Youth Futures Organization provides mentorship programs for local youth and aims to encourage the growth of creativity and sharing stories through various outlets of expression.