August 31, 2012 BY John Kim / 2
When the new lasering technique hit the scene, Mark Smith and Nike did what any young child does with a new toy – they went HAM. Using the funky method to create the designs of the shoe, Mark Smith’s art direction led him to an entirely seamless concept while opting for a completely laser-etched upper to create the frame of the classics Air Force 1 Low (which we all know resulted in one of the greatest Air Force 1 Lows of all-time and one of our first Classics Revisited features ever). Mark present pro surfer and artist Chris Lundy with the opportunity to do the same with the Dunk Low, but instead of working within the constraints of the Dunk Low designs, Lundy took advantage of the smooth upper and went with a completely surf-inspired theme that he’s used in his artwork, with crashing ocean waves being the primary design concept of the shoe. Just 200 pairs of this version released to the public, although a much wider release of a variation (black midsole, gum outsole) did become available with a special edition box. Lasering is now reserved for select Nike Sportswear models and it isn’t as widespread as we’d like it to be, but here’s to hoping this insane breakthrough of the early 2000’s makes a come-back!
Chris Lundy x Nike Dunk Low ‘Laser’
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