Nike Sportswear has teamed up with London-based The Basement to release an official collaborative Nike Dunk Low that will be available this weekend.
Founded in December 2013, The Basement is a London-based collective connecting the city’s young creatives through inclusive online and offline platforms. Bonded by their passion for culture and community, its members, who come from a range of backgrounds, organize meet-ups using Facebook groups and local spaces.
Following a series of films titled “Real People Do Real Things,” which highlights nine members of The Basement, comes the reveal of the Nike Dunk Low BSMNT. The shoe, designed by member Daniel Pacitti combines nine materials, including canvas, corduroy denim and leather, to reflect the diversity of the youth within and supported by The Basement.
Additional design details include a new BSMNT Swoosh logo on the tongue, foot bed and heel, as well as a reflective, embroidered mini swoosh on the lateral side of the toe. The Basement logo, a series of lines representing nine rungs of a ladder, is also reflective and embroidered on the lateral side of the heel.
All proceeds from the shoe will go toward the Youth Futures organization, which currently provides mentorship programming to London youth, in addition to space for meals and doing homework.
Nike Dunk Low BSMNT Release Date
Look for the Nike Dunk Low BSMNT to release exclusively at The Basement x Nike pop-up in London on July 29th. There will also be apparel for sale designed by member Alexandra Hackett, founder of ALCH. The pop-up address will be announced on the morning of July 29th via Basement channels.
UPDATE: Detailed look at The Basement x Nike Dunk Low that becomes available tomorrow.