The collection takes inspiration from the beloved animated 1998 cartoon, The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken. The show focused on three girls, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, who were born from their father, Professor Utonium’s genius concoction. Each of the girls possess a different super power. While Blossom commanded ice and Buttercup has extreme strength and fighting skills, Bubbles can harness sonic screams and communicate with animals. Living in harmony in Townsville, the trio are the beginning of a heroine story.
This SB Dunk Low “Blue” version sports Bubbles’ signature costume colours, similar to the bright palette we’ve seen on the hugely hyped Grateful Dead Dunks. If Bubbles was your favourite Powerpuff Girl growing up, then this release should definitely be on your radar!
It’s not the first time we’ve seen a cartoon character-inspired Dunk either, just take a look at the “Homer” Nike SB Dunk Low from 2004 and you’ll realise this isn’t the Swoosh’s first rodeo. “Bubbles” comes in a color scheme consisting of blue chill, deep royal blue and active pink hues to match Bubbles’ own distinct look
Rounding off the rest of the upper are the laces and ankle collar which take their tone from the character’s yellow hair, adding a pop of colour that makes these stand out. Branding is added on in a deep black, also seen on the midsole and panel edges which gives the pair a cartoonish feel. On the heels are a set of captivating eyes. The shoe features reflective trims, as well as co-branded tongues and comic graphic insoles as a nod to the ’90s TV series.