Founded by Tetsu Nishiyama, FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS, or FPAR for short, has been a backbone of the Japanese streetwear scene since it was established in 1993. Based on the idea that any original artwork changed at least 40% no longer has its rights, this belief is emphasised with this Nike SB Dunk High collab.
Teased by stylist Akio Hasegawa, the Dunk High may look like any old ‘Triple Black‘ release from a distance, but upon further inspection, you’ll find a ton of noteworthy changes. Crafted from heel to toe in stealthy premium leather, a lace toggle ties the shoe together, while “Nike SB” branding is finely embroidered just below it. Of course, you can’t talk about this shoe without mentioning its tongue, which is taken straight from the Air Jordan 6.
Carbon fibre style Swooshes shoot across the lateral and medial side panels, and around the heel, an “FPAR” branded pull tab is present for added convenience. All this comes packaged in a custom shoe box that’s made from see-through corrugated plastic.
Set to drop on October 25th, the FORTY PERCENT AGAINST RIGHTS x Nike SB Dunk High is listed as a Japan-exclusive for now, but this could change in the very near future. If you want to cop, make sure you keep it locked at @thesolerestocks on Twitter and we’ll let you know as soon as these reach European shores!
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