Dunkin' Chic

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Dunkin' Chic

blog_nikes.jpgFirst there was the Nike Terminator, done over in Harris tweed. Then came the Nike Air Force 1, covered in merino wool. Now, that old-school standby of dribblers everywhere gets its own very posh makeover: designers have paired the Nike Dunk with Liberty of London, wrapping the classic basketball sneak in two different whimsical floral prints. Inspired by a summer 2006 visit to the famed Liberty department store, a grand old Tudor building in London, Nike designers selected two heavyweight Liberty fabrics, called Wilshire and Pepper, for the shoe, which features a gum rubber midsole and, of course, that famous swish (done up in girlish lavender and pink this time around). The limited-edition pairs will be seen night at an unveiling party at the downtown NYC boutique Opening Ceremony, where they will be sold exclusively. (Beginning this Thursday, Opening Ceremony’s L.A. outpost will also stock the shoes.) Here’s to high tea on the hard courts.