The year's 1985. Basketball is at the height of its game. Nike's a household name. And the Dunk is born! To this day, 35 years later, the sneaker is still the ultimate shoedrobe staple.
Call it nostalgia, call it simplicity. You can't deny the popularity of the Nike Dunk. Designed at first for basketball players, the demand for the silhouette soon made its way off the court, on to the streets and skate parks. And where the hype 'dunked' in previous years, high-profile collabs with legends including Virgil Abloh and Travis Scott resurged it to its peak again!
Famed for its dual-toned colour blocking, panelling and comfort cushioning, we doubt you'd find a sneakerhead alive today without a few Dunk's in their collection.
Let's take a look at the new colourways dropping this Month!
Dunk Low 'Photon Dust' (W)
If you're after a sneaker that shouts minimalism, this is it. The shoe features a delicate colour palette, opting for pastel white and grey, with buttery leather overlays. The phrase 'simple yet effective' was designed for the 'Photon Dust'.
The 'Photon Dust' (W) is retailed at $100.
Dunk Low 'Dusty Olive'
'Dusty' is a deserving name for this olive-toned Dunk. Decked out in an all-suede overlay, the sneaker is reminiscent of 2001's 'The Ugly Duckling' pack. With an earthy brown base that sits under light green panelling, and hits of Pro Gold on the swoosh, laces and under sole, it's a colour match made in sneaker heaven!
The 'Dusty Olive' is retailed at $100.
Dunk Low 'Barely Green' (W)
Pastel conquers again with Dunk's 'Barely Green'! The season-appropriate sneaker features a delicate Sail base and titular mint green leather overlays. Hits of Crimson on the Swoosh create a vibrant contrast to the all green colourway, giving the sneaker its stand-out moment.
The 'Barely Green' (W) is retailed at $100.
Dunk Low PRM Animal Pack 'Giraffe'
The Dunk 'Giraffe' is one of two wildlife-inspired Dunk colourways set to drop this year, aptly named the 'Animal Pack' collection. Crafted from a blend of tonal browns, beige and cream, the sneaker combines fuzzy suede and leather to construct a beastlike texture.
The Animal Pack 'Giraffe' is retailed at $120.
Will the Dunk continue to reign supreme? We think the silhouette only has more to give! Shop Nike Dunk on HypeDrop now.
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