Japanese designer Tetsu Nishiyama is best known for the founding of WTAPS in 1996, but prior to that Nishiyama founded another streetwear label, FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS. The name FPAR stems from the idea that if any original artwork was modified by at least 40 percent, “the rights to that particular artwork don’t exist anymore.”
That belief is emphasized with their upcoming iteration of the Nike SB Dunk High. Revealed by stylist Akio Hasegawa, this Dunk features a tongue that resembles that of the Air Jordan 6. “Nike SB” branding is embroidered on the lace shroud and is also found at the top of the tongue. The Swoosh also borrows features from Jordan Brand; it is made out of the signature netting found on the Air Jordan 5. A heel-tab with FPAR branding is also added to the Dunk High silhouette. The sneaker comes in its own custom FPAR x Nike branded shoebox.
The FPAR x Nike SB Dunk High is set to release on October 25th at select retailers. Check out the images below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for more info.
Update (10/17/19): FPAR has provided an official look at their Nike SB Dunk High. From these new photos we can see the phrase “Don’t follow me” written on the tail-end of the Swoosh. This sneaker will be available for pre-order at the “No. 813” Pop-Up event in Isetan Men’s Building, Tokyo on October 23rd. A wider release is still expected on October 25th.
Update (10/18/19): New photos courtesy of Cincinnati-based sneaker boutique UNheardof give us a detailed look at the FPAR x Nike SB Dunk High. The “Don’t follow me” phrase on the lateral side is followed up with the phrase “I’m lost too” on the medial side. Also hidden on the inside of the tongue is the phrase “Trust No One.” Check the photos out below.
FPAR x Nike SB Dunk High
Color: Black/Dark Grey-Black
Style Code: BV1052-001
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Price: $125 USD