The B23 Dior and Stussy Sneakers Pay Tribute To Early 20th Century Basketball Footwear Design

Riding on the heels of the highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 collaboration, Kim Jones’ latest release is a product of close cooperation between Dior and American clothing brand, Stussy. Teasing a new take on the brand’s B23 sneakers at the Dior Pre-Fall 2020 show in Miami, alongside buckle accessories crafted by Matthew M. Williams and jewelry by AMBUSH designer, Yoon Ahn – the collection showcased a series of limited-edition metal saddle bags, graffiti-indebted versions of the Dior moniker, plus an array of psychedelic-prints and signature Stussy artwork.

Marked by the iconic Stussy script, tropical patterns and floral illustrations, the latest B23 sneakers pay tribute to the basketball footwear design of the early 20th century, featuring hand-drawn print, a technical canvas lining masked by TPU upper panels, calfskin pull tabs, metal eyelets and flat cotton laces.

Complete with two-tone white and black rubber soles, marked by textured ‘Dior’ logos – each sneaker showcases a unique style in distinct colourways, including a yellow-to-green-gradient and a monochrome design, on either face.

While both designers have yet to announce a set release date or estimate price, sneakerheads and brand enthusiasts can expect to see more of the latest B23 sneakers in future collections and shows.