?uestlove’s second Nike shoes hit stores this Saturday and are sure to be some of the most coveted kicks of the year. The Air Questo 2 Dunks were personally designed by The Roots drummer.
We were fortunate enough to get one pair each of the red and yellow shoes yesterday, but a third colorway, all black, also exists, but in a limited edition.
The shoes were inspired by the “A Shirt Story” episode of The Cosby Show, also known as the Gordon Gartrelle episode. If you watch the episode carefully, you’ll note that the red pair are modelled after the shirt that Kadeem Hardison wears in the episode. The yellow pair giving a nod to the shirt that Theo Huxtable asked Denise to make.
From the Nike press release:
The red pair is fashioned to perfection using premium leather complete with an overlay that conceals the laces trimmed with white buttons. The yellow pair is the traditional Nike Dunk with a twist – the swoosh shape that is distinct to the Nike Blazer. The Nike Dunk x ?uestloves are then finished off with the emblem of its maker, the silhouette of ?uestlove himself.
“I always opt against taking the easy way out, ” says ?uestlove, “I wanted to choose colors that were extremely hard to match with outfits with a simpler design that stand out as the topic of conversation.”
?uestlove surprises us by suddenly adding a third Nike Dunk x ?uestlove to the mix, this version colored in all black. When asked about the addition,?uestlove responds, “Dunks to me are the tuxedo of Nikes. Obviously an awesome basketball sneaker, but they can also fit almost any situation. If rocked right, you could even wear them with a suit, and the all black version is perfect for that.”
The shoes will be available on Saturday March 4th at select Nike Sportswear stores nationwide.
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