This one is for all the dancers out there: Nike is releasing a pair of Dunk Lows with Parris Goebel, a first shoe for the choreographer, dancer, athlete and Nike partner.
Even if you haven’t heard of Goebel, you’re familiar with her work. The New Zealand-born dancer has spent her time in dance crews, notably producing the Royal Family which won the World Hip Hop Dance Championship three times between 2011 and 2013, as well as founding her own Palace Dance Studio.
She then went on to choreograph a whole era of Justin Bieber that entailed music videos for Sorry, What Do You Mean? and Yummy, as well as working with Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith and more. Goebel has become Rihanna’s go-to gal for choreographing all her Savage x Fenty shows (for which she has received a very-well-deserved Emmy Award), as well as being the woman behind her 2023 Super Bowl Halftime show which enlisted roughly 80 dancers.
The pop icon of the dance world isn’t unfamiliar to Nike, with her diverse portfolio of extensive work that includes a Nike x Parris Goebel affair titled “Goddess Awakened.” Taking place during Couture Fashion Week in Paris earlier this year, it was a dance performance arts show that highlights the empowerment of women through movement.
Now, the two continue to solidify this partnership aligned with Nike’s commitment to women by releasing the Nike Dunk Low Parris Goebel Quick Stride, which made its debut in the Couture Week show. The shoe comes in a standout pink and metallic-golden colourway with a turquoise Swoosh featuring leather finishings and dance-inspired details, such as the subtle dance routine all-too-familiar count “5678” inserted on the tag.
For Goebel, this shoe was born out of and represents her identity within the world of dance. “My choice of sneaker for dancing has always been a Nike Dunk. I have so many fond memories of creating and dancing in the shoe,” she says. “As someone whose personal style is a mix of feminine and masculine, it was important for me to select colors and materials that balance between masculine and feminine energy.”
Dancer or not, this shoe is for everybody.
The Nike Dunk Low Parris Goebel Quick Stride will drop on October 24 online and at select retailers.
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