The Nike SB x Black Sheep “Black Hornet” Dunk High QS Sneaker will be available today at 10am EST HERE at Nike. Nike SB and Black Sheep Skate Shop (Charlotte, NC) have teamed up again to celebrate the intersection of Skate and Sneaker culture with a collaboration set to launch during the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.
The city of Charlotte was nicknamed “a hornets nest of rebellion” during the Revolutionary War, and Black Sheep’s latest Nike SB collaboration pays tribute to this raucous spirit and the ethos of skateboarding.
The “Black Hornet” Dunk High features an iridescent leather upper which shifts from teal/purple/black in the light depending on angle of view – paying homage to the iconic colors popularized by the Charlotte Hornets during the early 90’s.
Elephant print panels take inspiration from the texture of the hornet’s nest hive and classic SB releases of the past giving a nod to Michael Jordan, basketball legend and owner of the Hornets franchise. The shoes sport a smooth black leather swoosh that is highlighted with contrasting silver embroidery in the shape of a stinger, one of many unique details that connect to the city’s roots and inspiration for the shoe.
A limited, Deluxe Edition with special packaging will be available exclusively from Black Sheep. The Deluxe Edition includes a custom box and incorporates a variety of accessories for Sneaker enthusiasts and collectors. Those accessories include a printed, woven dust bag, assorted custom Nike SB icon stickers, mini foam basketball and silver honeycomb deubré lace locks by Fully Laced. Rounding out the Deluxe Edition is a 3-pack of “Stinger” silver tip laces.