South Korean Store Kasina Gets Its Own Nike Dunks

South Korean Store Kasina Gets Its Own Nike Dunks

The South Korean retailer and Nike come together to rework the Dunk Low and pay homage to the Korean retailers journey.

In what will be a fresh rendition of the Nike Dunk low and another collaboration to hit the market, South Korean retailer Kasina will release two iterations of the esteemed silhouette this month. The dunk releases show no signs of slowing down and Kasina is the newest name to join the list of various brands that have also collaborated with Nike to rework the dunk low.

Founded in 1997 in Busan, South Korea by former skateboarder EunHyuk Lee, Kasina is South Korea’s largest Streetwear concept store. What first opened as a core skateboard shop, has now become a store that sells all major Streetwear brands. Collaborating on the Dunks is an opportunity for Kasina to relay their journey from what started as a small shop in Busan, South Korea’s 2nd most populated city, to opening multiple doors in the metropolitan capital of Seoul.

The two colourways dubbed ‘Neptune Green’ and ‘Industrial Blue’ pay homage to Kasina’s humble beginnings and take inspiration from travel through Korea. The Neptune Green colourway takes a cue from the signages that line the Gyeongbu highway which connects the cities of Busan and Seoul. Similarly, the Industrial Blue colourway draws inspiration from the 80’s Korean transport, replicating the look of Seoul’s vintage buses.

First, to be released, The Neptune Green boasts of a white leather upper and sides. The toe cap, eyestay, and the collar are seared in beautiful mint green worn in suede. The look is completed by a traffic symbol influenced hang tab and a light grey swoosh.

Additionally, the typical Nike text at the heel is swapped for 'Busan' on the left foot and 'Seoul' on the right as a nod to the humble roots and journey of Kasina.

Releasing at the end of the month is the Industrial Blue colourway, which like the previously mentioned colourway also boasts of white leather upper and sides. The green suede is swapped for a deeper, navy blue suede.

The Nike text on the heel in this particular colourway remains intact. The swoosh is seared in mustard yellow and is rounded off by a bus steering wheel hang tab. Both the colourways have Kasina written in Korean on the tongue.

The Dunk Kasina is slated to release this month but on different days for either colourway. The Neptune Green aka 'Road Sign' is an exclusive Kasina release while the Industrial Blue aka '80’s Bus' will drop at Kasina and Nike SNKRS.

Neptune Green:

Release date: September 18th

Price: $120 (Rs. 8,817 approx.)

Industrial Blue :

Release Date: September 25th

Price: $120 (Rs. 8,817 approx.)

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