This continues our current string of gaudy, polarising Dunks in this News section.
Remember the times when a scan and unofficial Dunk naming had you hastily phoning Exit (RIP), Flatspot or Slam City trying to reserve a pair? That seemed to peak with the Tiffanys, and of late, Nike SB seemed to dispense with the funny stuff. But there's always scope for a spot of Quickstrike wackiness. We can't help but think the inadvertent dry snitch of the internet nicknames that woke the lawyers up to cockblock the Freddy Krueger release must be a blessing and a curse for SB. It's one thing having it on a moodboard...it's another thing when it's plastered across the internet for New Line's notoriously litigious lawyers to spot.
We had to salute K-Swiss for grabbing Kenny Powers as an official product spokesman (in fairness he is a pretty K-Swiss kind of guy), but when we heard about the "Kenny Powers" Dunk on NSB.org, we were curious to see what it would look like. Homaging Kenny's beloved jetski aka. "The Panty Dropper," it's a good excuse to break out the Safari print and some purple too...that was a leopard print compared to Tinker's ostrich skin inspiration, but the parallels are obvious. Whether you'll get hyped on something this audacious is down to your time in the field of sneaker obsession—some will roll their eyes and some will bug out, but we're glad the quality's on point and having tried on these—our first wear of the new Dunk design as a Low—they're pretty comfortable too. If your zaniness tolerance is up to par, they're available as this month's Quickstrike in your local indie skate spot. We still think the lack of Stevie Janowski themed Stefan Janoski colourway was an oversight.