Dunks are the shoe of 2020. I don’t have any doubts about that. And here goes Nike with another, yet exciting, release on the horizon – the Atlas ‘Lost at Sea’ collaboration with a San Mateo-based skateshop. It’s not the first pair these two brands worked on, as their previous projects involved Dunk SB Low silhouettes back in 2015 and 2016, kept mostly in classic grey and black color schemes.
When I first saw the leaked images of the ‘Lost at Sea’ collab online, I wasn’t sure if I liked them. However, as more and more details surfaced, the shoes grew on me and I will definitely try to cop. Nike and Atlas gave them a beautiful, aged look with sail details and cracked leather upper. The project is finished off with blue ocean fog accents, giving it a nautical vibe.
As it always is with Nike SB Quickstrike releases, this one also has a story behind it. The colorway is inspired by an unfortunate event in history that happened 30 years ago, called ‘The Great Shoe Spill of 1990’. A container ship named the Hansa Carrier got caught in a storm on the way from Korea to the USA, and as a result, 21 huge cargo containers, five of which contained 61,00 pairs of Nike sneakers, fell into the water. Some of the sneakers were the white/blue Air Flight 90s (hint: compare their tongue to the ‘Lost at Sea’ Dunk tongue, see any resemblance?) that began getting washed up on shores about 6 months later.
The ‘Lost at Sea’ Dunks already released in Atlas on September 26th and are yet to see a wider release on October 2nd. I am somewhat preparing myself to take an L, given the huge hype around these, but if you’re lucky to grab a pair, make sure to show it off on IG and tag @MadeForTheW!