During 2005, Nike was heavy on building around the trend and popularity of the Dunk model. High or low, this classic sneaker was all the rage and collaborations were eaten up by #sneakerholics. It was no surprise then that the mita sneakers x Nike Dunk High Deluxe was such a popular release. Releasing in two different colorways, mita sneakers certainly did its best to expand its brand internationally. Mita sneakers, a Japanese retailer, brought forth this collaboration with Nike initially to be released within their own stores overseas. The popularity of the colors and use of materials made the Dunks take off, thus leading to a worldwide release.
mita sneakers x Nike Dunk High Delux White/Hyacinth uploaded by Druken Aligator Poupon
As mentioned earlier, these kicks came out in two creative colorways. The less famous, light graphite and blue colorway featured a similar motif in materials used for both colorways. Featuring a patent leather swoosh, ostrich leather rear panel, and a snakeskin front panel, there was heavy thought into the process of materials chosen. The use of suede on the heel panel and nubuck on the toe cap gives it a cleaner look while ballistic mesh was chose for the side panel. The lace loops also featured denim, giving this amalgamation of materials something eye-catching. The blue midsole and gum soles set off a very simple color design for such a complicated sneaker.
The more popular of the two colorways, the white/Hyacinth build seemed to draw the eyes more with its bright colors. Though still using the same patent leather swoosh, the ostrich and snakeskin leather switch places while the toe and rear panels use a regular synthetic leather. The middle panel features a cracked leather while the lace loops still feature the same denim material. The similar color placement of hyacinth midsole and gum sole wrap up these sneakers. The best takeaway from both these pairs is that simple colorways can be just as complicated, and it’s no surprise mita sneakers brought their A-game with their first collaboration with Nike. We are missing the graphite/blue colorway on the wikipedia, if anyone could add those it would be much appreciated.