February 24, 2013 BY John Kim / 3
The recent UNDFTD x Nike ‘Bringback Pack’ was the sort of sneaker release that nobody could see coming. For those who have been keeping on eye on UNFTD’s output well before the current bubble of sneaker hype, the UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High was very much a grail. The clean white and gum combination actually marked the first time Nike ever reached out to do a team up with a sneaker boutique, and the sneaker very much signified the start of a new era in sports footwear wherein outside entities would be endlessly called upon to juice up your favorite retro silhouette.
What’s more, that first round of the UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High wasn’t even a retail affair – there were 24 pairs doled out to friends and family and that’s it. No lineups, no website crashes, and no Twitter RSVP – just a covert circulation of one of the cleanest Dunks of all time. Of course the ‘Bringback Pack’ 2013 version isn’t a one to one replica. This year’s retro went even heavier on the Undefeated branding by bringing in an ‘UNDFTD’ hits on the lacetips and a five strikes logo on the tongue tag. Continue reading for a full set of images comparing the original grail that was the UNDFTD x Nike Dunk High in white/gum with the recent retro version that came out of left field to fulfill the fantasies of quite a few old-guard sneakerheads. Many thanks to IMAGEny for the photos!