It was brought to my attention a few weeks ago that the Nike SB Dunk Statue of Liberty sneakers were going to be released in commemoration of the 125 year anniversary that France gifted us the statue. Although I stopped caring about sneakers many years ago, I was interested in these for the obvious, they are being refered to as the “Liberty Dunks.”
Upon doing more research, I found out something interesting about these kicks; When you scuff them up, they turn a copper color. (The original statue was copper when France gifted her and due to oxidation has turned green.)
With any new sneakers, you don’t want to wear in fear of ruining them. With these, you would want to scuff them a bit so people recognize them as real. Because of this feature, I personally wouldn’t mind paying the marked up price for these. Just like in the car scene, there are lots of bootleg look-a-likes out there and no one wants their real deal items to be confused with fake.
Expect to see a limited edition matching color-way Liberty VIP tee-shirt coming real soon.
P.S. My birthday is coming up April 3rd and I wear a size 10.5