China, making more impact in the world today with slowing becoming the world’s superpower (let’s not talk about covid-19 though) and releasing one of the most kick ass SBs to date!
NikeSB Dunk, is arguably the most hyped sneakers right now and everyone is jumping back on the early 00s trend. We don’t blame them at all, as some of the most incredible releases has come in 2020 and already this year is starting to become more exceptional. Is there are any signs of slowing down? (Asking for a friend lol)
The Street Hawkers are definitely one of a kind. Designed by Guangzhou artist Jason Deng, he goes into a lengthy description through both pairs of the food cultures that China has to offer. Taking inspirations from six regional dishes from six Chinese cities fusing with a slew of others, has neatly displayed the Chinese cuisine.
Here are 22 things you should know.
1. The left shoe uses a lighter beige for three flour-based dishes.
2. The suede toe box mimics the colour and texture of green bean soup (Douzhi) from Beijing.
3. Donut (Jiaoquan) patterns on the forefoot pair with the green bean soup.
4. Embossed suede on the lateral side shows shredded pita bread pieces for a traditional Xi’an dish: pita bread soaked in mutton soup.
5. That mutton soup is represented in watercolour patterns across the lateral side.
6. The Swoosh is depicted in a wood-grain texture to represent chopsticks.
7. On the lateral heel, watercolour fading looks like Shanghai plain noodles, also called Yangchun noodles.
8. An embroidered 10-cent copper coin appears on the lateral heel, hinting at Yangchun noodles.
9. The left insole resembles a blue sky, inspired by traditional Chinese slang implying that people treat food as their heaven. ( Who doesn’t love food )
10. The blue lining of the left midsole mimics the blue-and-white of fine porcelain bowls.
11. The right shoe features hotter colours to represent different heats, from spicy to sweet.
12. The metallic colour on the right toe box is pulled from Chengdu hotpots in which dishes are cooked.
13. Boiling chili-oil treatments bubble around the toe box.
14. Ostrich leather on the lateral side is inspired by the crispy roasted goose skin that’s famous in Guangzhou.
15. The silver Swoosh resembles the metal hook used to hang the roast goose.
16. The flame and Lychee wood used to roast the goose appears in a watercolour pattern around the eyelets.
17. Shaved ice and taro balls — a common Taipei dessert — can be found on the heel counter.
18. The insole paints the scene of a bench terrace, a landscaping method used to grow rice paddies.
19. The collar lining reflects the colour of meat dishes.
20. The yellow outsole represents cooking oils.
21. Heel tabs feature Chinese calligraphy for “food” in black and white thread.
22. Four colours of laces are inspired by four essential seasonings in Chinese cuisine: green (shallots), yellow (ginger), white (garlic) and black (black pepper).
With all these details, its very hard to grasp what’s going on, but study it closely like we have and hold it, twist it, put it down and pick it back up and smell it if need be, you’ll see it all in its wonder. One thing is for sure, the execution is flawless with combining a mixture of textures that just compliment each other and Let’s not get us started on the deliciousness of listed food like a menu on wrapping inside the box too. It literally wraps up the perfect feature that the Chinese love and it’s just really reminds of that good old DIM SUM we truly love.
Anyway, less food and more On foot, they are pretty wild, an eye catcher or to us sneakerheads, a neck breaker. Two different shoes as one pair is slowly becoming accepting by the wearer these days but to the viewers they still can’t wrap their heads around what they are looking at. It’s two different shoes for all the see lol.
If you don’t own a pair already, we have some close ups below and let us know what you think? What do we think? We think, it’s undoubtedly a 10/10.
Hope you all truly enjoy your pair, enjoy