Basketball may have originated in the States, but the world's oldest surviving court actually lies in Paris, and Nike's bringing fans up to speed with a set of exclusive sneakers paying homage to the historic hardwood.
Tucked away in the basement of a Parisian YMCA is what's become known simply as the "World's Oldest Basketball Court." To shine some light on the Rue de Trévise court—which dates back to 1893—Nike has given one of its original basketball sneakers, the Dunk Low, two very premium makeovers.
Coming in "Elemental Gold" and "Ale Brown" colorways, each execution takes cues from the weathered wood found on the court. The former plays up the herringbone inspiration with an all-over woven look, while the latter's aged leather is a nod to the basketballs used during the game's early days.
Limited to less than 200 pairs per color, both of these Dunk Low PRM QS colorways will release exclusively from snkrs.com (not to be confused with Nike's SNKRS site) on Sunday, June 10 for €110 (around $130) each.