This collaborative creation enlists the assistance of Japanese artist Verdy, with his Wasted Youth label stepping in to create a Dunk shaped by punk and skate culture, and the related need to rebel against everything. Patchwork denim construction on the upper underscores the style’s vintage feel, accented by standout red stitching—including a detailed rose graphic on the lateral Swoosh.
Wasted Youth wordmarks are embroidered across the shoe’s heel tabs above metallic hardware resembling a D-ring belt—an accessory popularised by punk culture. Inside, each sockliner offers a pair of messages warning against further intrusion. Signature performance tooling—including a Zoom Air unit in the heel and a padded tongue—ensures this design can stand up to the unique demands of skateboarding.
Look out for the Verdy x Nike SB Dunk Low “Wasted Youth” to release on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 via Nike SNKRS ZA (12:00midday). The retail price is set at R 1,999.95.