Travis Scott x Nike x PlayStation Dunk Lows have a PS1 box
Let’s be clear: I’m not a fan of Travis Scott, nor have I been the biggest fan of the constant stream of sneakers he’s released in collaboration with Nike over the past few years (or their price tag). exaggerated resale, by the way). But his PlayStation Dunk Lows? They are extremely good.
We actually saw them for the first time last year, while only five pairs have been released into the wild, but this week … 24 more pairs were sent to the rapper’s “friends and family” (basketball code for “people associated with him a one way or another and which also have great reach for advertising purposes on social networks â).
And this time, we got to see the box the shoes come in, and even the box is good, reminiscent of the design elements found on the original packaging of the PlayStation 1 console.
Like I said last year, I love those PlayStation dunks. I think the colors are awesome and the PlayStation branding is perfect, just enough to set it apart from a regular pair (and for PlayStation fans) without going overboard and looking like a kid’s sneaker. The “PlayStation” in Japanese on the sole is also a nice touch.
So it’s a real shame that, like every other version of Travis Scott x Nike, this one is artificially rare, to the point that it’s unclear if they will ever come to a general drop in retail sales (this which also means that the very nice box, if they already have it could become an exclusive for friends and family). It wouldn’t matter, because even if they did, they would be snapped up by dealers so quickly that few of us could afford a pair anyway.
So this is where I made a humble request, that Nike and Sony just release a pair without the Travis Scott branding. Just a pair of PlayStation dunks, same colors, same PlayStation collaboration, just … maybe give us all a slightly better chance to get our hands on them than having PlayStation and Travis Scott together on one shoe.
And before saying that it is unlikely, it is not completely out of the realm of the possible! After all, Nike essentially did something similar last year when they released a pair of Travis Scott AJ1s in white / brown / black in 2019, then turned around and dropped a very similar colourway a year later, just this time without Travis Scott’s rear swoosh.