Nike SB dropped another Dunk Low collaboration with Japan-based designer Verdy in 2021. After his debut partnership with the Swoosh showcasing his Girls Don’t Cry imprint in 2019, this release brings his second brand, Wasted Youth, into the limelight.
The Nike SB Dunk Low Wasted Youth brings a more rugged and deconstructed look that’s different from Verdy’s first sneaker collab. Inspired by the relationship between punk and skate culture, the upper is composed of patchwork black denim and hits of black tumbled leather throughout. On each shoe’s medial side is Wasted Youth’s rose logo stitched alongside the Nike Swoosh to show true collaboration between the brands. The sneaker also features a DIY option on the lateral side’s Swoosh, where wearers can cut the black stitching to reveal a white-outlined Swoosh underneath. Lastly, “Wasted” and “Youth” embroidered on the heel tab is met with a D-Ring further touching on the design’s punk inspiration.