It’s shaping up to be a big year for the Nike Dunk. The sneaker has had a monumental comeback over the past 12 months, thanks to the likes of Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh and Kylie Jenner. Nike’s first successful skate shoe, championed by the late great Sandy Bodecker, is an integral part of sneaker culture. Thanks to the resurging popularity in this sneaker, Nike is bringing back some of the earliest colourways.
Originally released in 2001 as part of the “Ugly Duckling” Pack, the “Plum” Nike Dunk Lows will be reissued for the first in February. The “Plum” Dunks are one of the most sought after pairs in the SB Dunk line; a Japanese exclusive, that has gone on to become a grail for many. Although a high top version released in 2011, it was not enough for sneakerheads. Thankfully, after a 19-year hiatus, Nike is launching the sneaker again next month.
This piece of Nike SB Dunk history uses a luxurious suede throughout the entire upper, though the mesh tongue breaks this up nicely. A combination of faded purples is accented with rich red elements; creating a well-balanced colourway. Dunk fans can rejoice as the familiar white midsole with a red bottom makes a return; distinguishing the upper from the sole in a clean break.
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