Original Story (05/17/21): Nike SB and Familia Skate Shop have come together to create a Dunk Low that pays homage to First Avenue, the iconic music venue in Minneapolis.
The exterior of First Avenue features is marked by black brick walls and 531 stars commemorating past venue performers. This SB Dunk low comes dressed in a mostly black color scheme to match the venue’s facade, with a brick pattern on the quarter overlays. A star is embroidered on the lateral heel, with smaller stars used for the perforations on the toe box. Reflective material is used for the Swoosh and heel panel. The black leather upper fades to purple over time as a tribute to Prince, who performed at the venue nine times in his lifetime. Lastly, the insoles feature a large black and white checkerboard print, inspired by the floors of the venue, as well as an image of a ticket stub from the night the venue opened on April 3, 1970.
The Familia x Nike SB Dunk Low “First Avenue” was created as part of the venue’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2020, though we may see it release in 2021 instead. Grab a first look below and stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates. Catch aftermarket pairs on StockX.
Familia x Nike SB Dunk Low QS “First Ave”
Color: Black/Voltage Purple-White
Style Code: DJ1159-001
Release Date: December 11, 2021
Update (12/06/21): Familia Skateshop has officially announced the release of its “First Ave” Nike SB Dunk Low. They will be hosting a local Twin Cities raffle on Copdate on Thursday, December 9th, which may be the only way to get the special packaging (pictured below). Those outside of Minneapolis should keep an eye on their local skate shops’ socials for release details.
Update (12/03/21): The Familia x Nike SB Dunk Low is scheduled to launch on December 11th exclusively at US skate shops. Grab a detailed look below. Photos courtesy of higher_vision:
First look photos: