Part of Nike SB’s current resurgence has been unexpected, but well-executed collaborations with outside entities such as the Grateful Dead and Ben & Jerry’s. Each of those projects resulted in pairs that were unorthodox and initially met with a bit of skepticism, but ultimately went on to become some of the most coveted releases in recent memory. Now, Nike SB is once again testing the limits of where it can go with the Dunk High design, this time linking up with the creators of the Japanese anime franchise Gundam for a new collection.

In the past, any mention of Gundam x Nike brought us to the Air Max 98, which originally was released in a colorway unofficially dubbed “Gundam” due to its likeness to the RX-78-2 robot from the series. This time, it’s an official union, with a “Project Unicorn” Collection featuring two SB Dunk High colorways on the way. The inspiration behind the collection is Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, a novel within the Gundam universe. Each shoe inherits its look from the RX-0 and Banshee Norn Destroy Mode suits. The colorways are straightforward pulls, but the toebox and detachable Swooshes mimic elements of the respective suits. Official Project Unicorn stamps adorn the heels and each pair appears to come with a sheet of decals.

A release date for the Gundam x Nike SB Dunk Highs hasn’t been announced, but we’ll keep you posted with new developments in the coming months.

UPDATE (09/09): Official images of the Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High in white. Release information still hasn’t been announced.

UPDATE (09/11): In addition to releasing official images of the “Banshee” colorway, Nike has announced that the “RX-0” colorway will release via SNKRS draw on Sep. 27 for $110.

UPDATE (09/18): Originally scheduled to drop later this month, Nike confirms via SNKRS that the white-based “RX-0” colorway of the collab will now arrive on Oct. 12.

UPDATE (09/23): Nike SB has confirmed that the Gundam x Nike SB Dunk Highs are releasing at select Nike SB stockists on Oct. 9 followed by another drop via SNKRS on Oct. 12.

Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High Project Unicorn “RX-0”
Release Date: 10/12/21
Color: White/Amarillo
Style #: DH7717-100
Price: $110

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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam White Release Date DH7717-100 Heel
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam White Release Date DH7717-100 Sole
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam White Release Date DH7717-100 Toe Detail
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam White Release Date DH7717-100 Swoosh Detail
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam White Release Date DH7717-100 Yellow Swoosh
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Pair
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Gundam x Nike SB Dunk High Project Unicorn “Banshee Norn”
Release Date: 10/12/21
Color: Thunder Blue/Metallic Gold
Style Code: DH7717-400
Price: $110

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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Heel
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Sole
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Toe Detail
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Heel Detail
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Swoosh
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Swooshes
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Nike SB Dunk High Gundam Black Release Date DJ7717-400 Stickers
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