Outside of Asia, San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the largest Chinese enclaves. It's also the oldest Chinatown in North America, with a rich history that dates all the way back to the 1840s. To celebrate this culture and heritage, the Nike is releasing the Nike Dunk High Premium "San Francisco Chinatown" - and we're here to take our very first look yet.
Early images courtesy of sneaker insider Yankee Kicks, this Dunk High features a clean leather construction that's painted in contrast white and gray panels. A dash of fuzzy suede can be found around the heel pull tab in a lush green, and this hue extends all the way towards the sockliner within. A gold mountain graphic features around the back of the sneaker, and this is complemented by "Old Gold Mountain" on the tongue that's written in Chinese characters. This was the nickname that the first Chinese immigrants called San Fran when they first set foot there in the mid 1800s.
Not much else is known about the Nike Dunk High Premium "San Francisco Chinatown" at this moment in time, but our sources tell us that these will most likely drop around the Lunar New Year. Let us know what you think of this special edition colorway, and be sure to check out Ox Street's dedicated Dunk page right here!