The Wu Tang Clan don’t give a fuck, but thanks to Nike, it’s something to dabble with.
Sneakerheads now have the opportunity to purchase a coveted pair of Wu-Tang Dunk Highs. The sneakers feature the legendary hip hop collective’s signature black and yellow colourway using the Goldenrod OG reissue as the basis for the design. The band’s signature “W” logo, meanwhile, appears on the heel and is woven into the tongue.
The Dunks have a storied history that has earned them a cult following of sorts. Originally inspired by the Nike Air Jordan I, the shoes were originally part of the 1985 “Be True” collection, a collaboration with different universities such as the University of Michigan, Syracuse and St. John’s. Fast forward to 1998, the style was brought back by the legendary band from Staten Island midway through the release of their 1998 Swarm LP in collaboration with Nike. As a result, the Dunk High sneaker was officially dubbed the Wu-Tang Killa Bees Dunk High.
The collection was reissued a year later as a special edition. Only 36 pairs were produced. That’s because the sneakers were made explicitly for the band and a small group of friends and family. They were never intended to hit the secondary market. Even notable retailers like Fight Club, known for its reputation for sourcing rare sneakers, haven’t had a pair in stock for the past five years. However, the kicks were seen on Travis Scott for his Cactus Jack x McDonald’s campaign.
The classic Dunk Highs are just one example of the rare sneakers that have been rocking the market lately. Michael Jordan’s college basketball sneakers went up for auction last month. And in July, sneakerheads also got the rare chance to see championship kicks worn by the GOAT for the first time at an exhibition in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Wu Tang Dunk Highs are lightly worn but in excellent condition, and at the time of writing they are still available. If you’re a size 9 US male with an extra $50,000, you can bring the sweet kicks home via luxury online consignment store Justin Reed.