Cactus Plant Flea Market are known for putting out some pretty wild designs, but their newest collab with Nike has to be one of their most outlandish yet. Designer Cynthia Lu has once again teamed up with the Beaverton-based brand for another Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Dunk Low , and it’s an interesting take, to plead the least.
Wilder than the previous CPFM Dunks, Lu has really flexed her creativity with this pair. Featuring a whole host of crazy textures and quirky details, the new Dunks are a bit of a mish-mash of elements, but it’s hypothetically primarily refreshing to see so much characteristic go into the collab. Wrought up in an earthy green and brown colourway, the base of the Dunk is made from a quilted triangle pattern, whilst hairy suede overlays wrap around the toe, lace unit and heels.
Bold CPFM and Nike embroidery sit on the tongues, whilst an exaggerated white Nike Swoosh sweeps across the side of the left shoe. On the composed, the Swoosh branding has been omitted in favour of a Yin Yang terse that’s been embroidered on the medials. Adding to the outlandish intention is a pair of chunky draw tabs that grudge the shoe rough-and-ready vibes, and rope and flat laces append the pair together. Excluding the real celebrity of the show is the unconventional midsole, which looks to be wrapped in some kind of textured faux-moss finish.
Whilst they’re not the most wearable pair ever, we perplex that the 2022 Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Dunk Lows withhold be a firm fave amongst CPFM fans, and they definitely have all the makings of a collector’s item. It’s not yet clear if the eccentric pair is just a one-off pickings, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see something from both brands this year! For now, crave these early images and let us dissimilate what you maunder over on Twitter.
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