Undefeated’s latest collaboration with Nike, called the Dunk vs. AF1 pack, consists of a Dunk and Air Force 1 that draw inspiration from a previous Undefeated Air Force 1 and Dunk, respectively. My video covers the Dunk Low which adopts the patterns and colours from 2006’s “Inside Out” Air Force 1. Check out my in-depth review and on feet look!
Dropping on June 3rd is the “Michigan” Dunk Low by Nike. Although we saw the high top versions release already last year, this iconic colorway returns in low top form to much anticipation. Check out my review for an in-depth look at the shoe as well as the quality of materials, along with an on-feet look. Is this going to be a cop or drop for you?
Nike has been releasing a ton of Dunk colourways in 2021, including the White / Black pair that I’m reviewing today. These Nike Sportswear Dunks feature a full-leather upper in a very versatile two-tone look, which is sure to go with whatever outfit you want to wear. Check out my review for a closer look and let me know down below your thoughts!
Another video, another Nike By You creation! This time I made a Dunk Low inspired by the “7-Eleven” SB Dunk Low that was cancelled last year! Fetching for thousands of dollars on the secondary market, these customs from the Nike By You platform are the closest many of us will ever get to the real deal! Check out my review and enjoy!
The Nike Dunk Low “City Market” is one of the wildest Dunk designs in a while! Constructed out of a variety of materials and colours, these mimic the look of vendor bags at your local market. Check out my detailed review to see all the intricacies of this pair and leave a comment down below to let me know what you think about them!
My latest review covers one of favourite Dunk releases of 2021 so far! The “Medium Curry” Dunk Low incorporates a suede upper in various neutral tones for a vintage and wearable look. Check out my review to get a closer look and to see how these are on feet! How do you guys feel about this colourway?
Chicago-based boutique’s first ever collaboration with Nike dropped at the end of January. Releasing two Dunk Hi colourways, these were inspired by traditional workwear, and the rugged, hardworking attitudes of Midwesterners. My latest review covers both pairs, the Notre-exclusive “Light Orewood Brown”, and the “Midnight Navy” colourway which had a follow up drop on the Nike SNKRS app. Which of the two do you guys prefer?
I was first exposed to the Nike Dunk back around late 2005. Although I started off buying sneakers because of Air Jordans, at the time, Nike SB was arguably at its peak in popularity and I naturally grew to become a fan of the Nike Dunk because of this. I’ve always loved the creativity behind Dunk releases, in particular the SB line, and it felt like so much more went into every pair aside from just a colour swap. In a time when collaborations weren’t a weekly occurrence, for SB Dunks, it still felt like every release had a lot of weight, thought, and uniqueness behind it. Some of my favourites from that time (which I still have in my collection) are the Purple Pigeons, the Tokyo Taxi series, and the Pufnstufs!
Naturally, trends come and go, and I’ll be the first to admit, to a degree, I moved on from the Nike Dunk during the early to mid 2010s. I still picked up pairs here and there, but the energy just wasn’t like it was in the decade prior. Fast forward to a couple years ago, I don’t even know what kick started it, but I started buying up a lot of Dunks that I had either passed on, or sold in the years past. At this time, Yeezys, Adidas Boost, and collaborations like the Off-White x Nike series were all the rage, so the secondary market prices on a lot of these Dunks were very, very low, and sometimes, below retail. I have to give credit to my good timing, because a couple years later, the Dunk Hype would officially arrive and these prices would do a 180 degree turn and hit astronomical levels that the sneaker community had never seen before.
With that said, 2020 has been undoubtedly the comeback year of the Dunk. Though true aficionados will say that their love for the model never left, its rise in popularity permeated throughout the entire culture – with new fans learning to appreciate the model and its history, resellers snatching up every pair of every colourway they could, and some old fans, like myself, feeling the love we once had for the model but in an entirely new generation and era. Nike SB and Nike Sportswear capitalized on this and released a ton of amazing Dunk drops (albeit, usually in disgustingly limited quantities). We saw classics like some of the BTTYS colourways brought back, the return of the Ugly Duckling Co.JP trio, pairs paying homage to other Nike icons like the Air Max 90 Infrared and Chicago Air Jordan 1, and brand new super creative releases like the Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Dunky, Strangeloves, and the Travis Scott collab!
Again, trends come and go, and in typical Nike fashion, if I had to bet I would expect them to strike while the hype is hot and flood the market in 2021 with a slew of releases, both in general release format and in limited Quickstrikes too. In fact, it seems like Foot Locker brands are set to carry Nike Dunks in 2021, so that seems like a good indication that they will be more plentiful compared to their limited nature in 2020. Either way, this has been a weird year for many reasons, but for someone who has been buying shoes for nearly 15 years, it has been great to see the energy come back to a silhouette that I’ve been following since the early days of my sneaker collecting. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store, and if this year was any indication, I’m sure it will be one hell of a ride.
I completed the trio of the “Ugly Duckling” Dunks by picking up the “Veneer” pair that dropped a couple weeks ago. These Dunks incorporate a full suede upper, in brown, purple and green, and have a nice premium feel to them. Check out my review for a closer look, and share your opinions of these down below!