The process begins with the silhouette itself. The classic Dunk was already a perennial favorite, thanks to the myriad of college basketball colorways offered, before serving as the canvas for countless fabled special edition designs. A number of them are capable of being instantly recognizable on the strength of a single word: Shanghai, Pigeon, Raygun, Dunkle, FLOM, Hunter, and Tiffany, among others.
A common thread shared by these past greats is their ability to transform the familiar into the unforgettable. As befitting the Legend moniker, the Dunk Legend defies the transience of scroll through, trending now, click here insta-culture with a sense of time-tested, generations spanning permanence.
The Dunk Legend is defined by raw material textures and colors. The rich quality of pebble leather is paired with both standard and hairy suede, for a lived in look that evokes aesthetic timelessness and physical longevity, with rawhide lacing and boot stitch detailing adding a touch of old-fashioned craftsmanship. Modern elements are incorporated with embossed, branding iron style ‘Bodega’ wordmark branding placed opposite a tortoiseshell, jewel Swoosh. The feeling of discovery is also given a subtle, literal place in the Dunk’s design, in the form of a stash pocket.