2021 was unfortunately devoid of any Cactus Plant Flea Market collaborations. But we know with certainty that the brand would have easily climbed the ranks of the top 10 if they had appeared. Such is likely to be the case this year, though, as Cynthia Lu and the team at Nike have created a Dunk Low that comfortably basks in expressive, nature-inspired absurdity.
From a design perspective, the pair ostensibly blends the themes of the Vapormax before it with elements from the Air Escape III. Rather than feature DIY’d elements, however, the pair further explores the opposite side of those gardening motifs. For example, the sole is entirely encased in mud, with no part of the tooling underneath visible. Above, grass-like suedes overlay the upper, sitting atop a quilted base that directly references the aforementioned shoe. As for branding, the white paint of the oversized Swoosh is hastily applied, while the warped check and symbols of Yin and Yang embroider with a slightly more refined execution. Finally, CPFM’s logo sits alongside Nike’s at the tongue, complementing the heat map insole previously seen on offerings prior.
For a first look at the streetwear label’s next up, take a peek below. Sit tight for word on pricing and the release date.
In case you missed it, Union Dunk Lows are priced at $150 USD.