Original Story (12/23/20): In early 2019, Japanese designer Verdy collaborated with Nike SB on the Girls Don’t Cry Dunk Low, a highly coveted pair that currently fetches thousands in the resale market. The rising streetwear phenom is now reuniting with Nike SB on another Dunk Low, this time with Wasted Youth, Verdy’s skate/punk-based label.
The Wasted Youth Nike SB Dunk Low features a punk aesthetic, constructed with black denim and leather with patchwork-like elements. Red stitching is found on the the back of the shoe, with the words “Wasted” and “Youth” on the heel panels along with a silver buckle. The Swoosh on the medial side is partially covered with a rose flower. On the insoles, we see the message “Don’t bother me anymore” on the heel and “No Thank You I Don’t Need Your Support” across the midfoot.
Grab a first look at the Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low below. Since the Girls Don’t Cry version was highly limited and exclusive to Japan, it’s likely that these will suffer the same fate, though no actual release details have surfaced thus far. Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates as more info becomes available.
Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low QS
Color: Black/University Red-White-Black
Style Code: DD8386-001
Release Date: April 1, 2021 (Wasted Youth)
Release Date: April 3, 2021 (Skate Shops)
Release Date: April 6, 2021 (SNKRS)
Price: $110 USD
Update (03/23/21): The Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low releases on April 6th via Nike SNKRS for a retail price of $110 USD. Check out official images below.
Update (03/22/21): Verdy’s stateside partner Paulo Calle reveals the special box of the Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low. He also took a box cutter to the leather Swoosh, removing it to reveal the Swoosh outline stitching underneath. The shoe is currently expected to land at skate shops worldwide on April 3rd.
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Update (03/03/21): Reports indicate that a Japanese release for the Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low is slated for March 12th. Further release updates should arrive shortly.
Also worth mentioning that Verdy shared a look at the shoe a couple months back, though his version features a stitch-outlined Swoosh on the lateral instead of a leather one. Stay tuned for additional info.
Update (01/13/21): Check out on-feet photos of the Wasted Youth x Nike SB Dunk Low below. Images via Yankee Kicks:
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