Nike SB has joined forces with an unexpected collaborator for their latest Nike SB Dunk collaboration, introducing the Albino & Preto x Nike SB Dunk Low. For those unfamiliar, Albino & Preto is a brand specializing in Jiu-Jitsu uniforms and lifestyle products, aiming to embody the shared passion of Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts since its establishment in 2011.
The Albino & Preto x Nike SB Dunk Low adopts a subdued color scheme, featuring a complete Fossil upper made from pearl weave fabric commonly found in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uniforms. Notably, the shoe showcases tear-away uppers, unveiling distinct colors on each panel. These colors are representative of the various belt colors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Complementing the design are black Swooshes with white embroidery, "AP" branded heels, and visually striking graphic insoles. The overall aesthetic is rounded off with white rubber midsoles and black rubber outsoles.
Founded back in 2011, Albino & Preto has stood at the forefront of jiu-jitsu push into the culture. The label has provided sports-focused gear and most recently branched out to providing offerings that have helped developed a lifestyle outlook. Collaborations and more lifestyle-appropriate offerings have helped developed A&P as a name on and off the mats, highlighting the themes tied to jiu-jitsu across a series of mediums and realms of life.
The first look we got at the Albino & Preto x Nike SB Dunk Low revealed “Sail” pearl weave uppers accented by white stitching. Additional detailing comes in the form of black Swooshes at the midfoot, matching laces, further branding is expected to include co-branded tongue tags, and printed insoles. Elevating the shoe are white midsoles paired with contrasting black rubber outsoles.