As is the case with most kix, the Cowboy x Sole Collector x Nike iD Dunk High “Grand Finales” have made their way into the display case at FCNY. Dedicated to “sneakerheads” and the city of Las Vegas, the “Grand Finale” Dunk Highs mark the end of a very successful first round of Sole Collector Competitions.
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Each Sole Collector competition is commemorated through an exclusive pair of kix that are only available, at least at first, at SC events. Sneaker connoisseurs from across the country often flock to these SC events, held at regional NikeTowns, in hopes of securing a pair. As the story goes, each SC sneaker is designed by “Cowboy”, the nickname of a yet to be revealed Nike iD employee, using the Nike iD personalization system. As a product of this nickname, Cowboy and Co-Designer Retrokid created the “The Cowboy Project”, a line of kix dedicated to Sole Collector events. Past “Cowboy” designed kix include a Nike 2K5, a Nike Dunk Low, a Nike Air Max 95, and a Nike Air Max 180.
The final installment in the first round of “Cowboy Project” kix, the Cowboy x Sole Collector x Nike iD Dunk High “Grand Finale”, was developed with two subjects in mind; Las Vegas and the “Sneakerhead”. Utilizing 3M material, the “Grand Finales” feature actual “Sneakerheads at work” (figures with sneakers in place of their heads) on the side panel, toe box, ankle, and tongue. The colors on the sole of the “Grand Finale”, maroon and pink, are meant to signify the bravado of a Las Vegas “pimp”. Nike produced 400 pairs of the “Grand Finale” dunks and almost all of them were distributed at the SC Grand Finale on July 22nd. [KATC Feature: Sole Collector Grand Finale]