Meth appeared on Flight Club's Instagram story recently to deliver the message from the consignment shop's Los Angeles location. "I ain't gonna lie. My feelings is hurt," he said. "Being that it's the 25th anniversary of Wu-Tang, I thought you guys would be more than happy to re-issue a shoe, a limited shoe at that, that sold a lot of pairs."
For those unfamiliar, the "Wu-Tang" Dunk High is considered one of the rarest and most desired sneakers by many collectors. Initially released in ultra-limited fashion back in 1999 (only a rumored 36 pairs were ever produced), the black and yellow colorway is very similar to the more common "Iowa" Dunk High. The major difference is the iconic Wu-Tang 'W' stitched in black on the lateral heel and yellow on the tongue tag. Speaking of Flight Club, the shop currently is selling a pair for $15,000.
"I think the fans should holler at Nike and let them know how much we need this shoe back. I don't even care if it's a limited release," he continued.
Despite how desired the Wu-Tang's Dunk High is years later, that pair was not looked at the same way by Nike when it was first produced as was recalled by former Nike employee Drew Greer in a 2017 interview with Complex.
"Our entertainment marketing department didn’t want to take on responsibility doing specific product for artists," said Greer. "I stepped outside of my bounds and got a warning, but I was trying to build my business."
Let's hope someone at Nike heard Meth's call. A more accessible release of the "Wu-Tang" Dunks in 2018 doesn't seem like such a bad idea.