Nike Dunk Low

The Nike Dunk Low is the low-profile version of Nike’s ubiquitous Dunk silhouette designed by Peter Moore. The Dunk is currently a strong contender in the realm of casual lifestyle footwear, and has had its moments in sneaker culture dating back to 1999.

Its humble beginnings date all the way back to 1985; it was fashioned to the likeness of twelve universities known for their NCAA D1 basketball programs. Colleges included that of the University of Michigan, UNLV, St. John’s, University of Kentucky, Syracuse, Villanova, among others, all of which had their team colors translated onto the silhouette for an iconic collection dubbed the “Be True To Your School” Pack.

Several years down the road, a new lane was carved out for it to reign over the sneaker market. First was a set of Japan-exclusive releases in 1999, known as the “City Attack” Pack; these were titled with a “” designation, short for “concept Japan”. Later, Nike presented the Dunk as a skate shoe with a fat tongue. After several failed attempts to bring it to mass market, Nike finally launched Nike SB in 2002, with the Dunk as its heritage centerpiece.

Under the Nike SB umbrella, striking collaborations with the likes of Jeff Staple, London’s Slam City Skates, Stussy, and Nick Tershay’s Diamond Supply Co., catapulted the Dunk into an phase of off-the-richter-scale popularity. This era lasted from 2002-2005; by 2006, the Dunk had reached near-mainstream and the model became a bit oversaturated on the market. This began the “down” years for the Dunk until 2017 and beyond when Travis Scott and Kyrie Irving started rocking older Nike SB Dunks.

Fast forward to present day, the Dunk Low has once again captured the hearts of sneakerheads across the globe. While Nike SB Dunks get the limelight with the collaborations, the standard Dunk Low has been a go-to model for Nike as its been offered in a variety of colorways.

The Panda Dunks are arguably the most ubiquitous shoe on the market, and with Nike restocking Panda Dunks every few weeks, it continues to spread.

The revival of the Nike Dunk Low not only brings collaborative efforts to the forefront, but heavily incentivizes Nike to keep a steady stream of new colorways coming out. Below you’ll find the latest on every manner of Nike Dunk Low on either end and in between, including release dates, official photos and purchase links.

Nike Dunk Low

Galaxy Foams, Air Max Sunders, And Every Other Nike Release Previewed On SNKRS Live

Nike SNKRS just wrapped up their livestream showcase revealing a variety of apparel and footwear earmarked for the second half of 2024 and the early...

By Sneaker News June 20, 2024

The Nike Dunk Low “Monarch” Is Perfect For Fall

New Nike Dunk releases often get met with groans of “oversaturation” by sneakerheads nowadays, but contemporary flax-adjacent pairs tend to be received with a bit...

By Andrew Rizzo June 17, 2024

There’s Some Hidden Charm In This Nike Dunk Low “Arctic Orange”

We haven’t seen a Panda Dunk restock since the start of the year, so there surely is some merit behind the claims made by Nike...

By Sneaker News June 17, 2024

Black Croc Swooshes Appear On A Kids-Only Nike Dunk Low

Don’t say that Nike only doles out special touches on hyped pairs. Or on adult’s pairs, for that matter; “Black Croc” accents are the main...

By Matt Varga June 17, 2024

Hit The Beach With This Shore-Inspired Nike Dunk Low

The Nike Dunk Low has gone from sell-out proposition to widely accessible silhouette, opening up its recent life as a canvas for seasonal spotlight looks....

By Matt Varga June 17, 2024

“Bright Cactus” Guides The Latest Nike Dunk Low

If you’re among the scores of consumers with multiple pairs of Nike Dunks in your closet, you’ll know that there aren’t many models you can...

By Matt Varga June 14, 2024

“Pink Foam” Soles Mark A Space Age Nike Dunk Low LX

Though the centrality of shoes like the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 4 make it a tough debate, arguably no model does storytelling better...

By Matt Varga June 13, 2024

Nike Adds A Layer Of Strawberry Jam To The Dunk Low “Waffle”

What good are waffles without toppings? Nike just took the Waffle Dunks that released earlier this year and added a dollop of strawberry jam, comprising...

By Andrew Rizzo June 13, 2024

The Nike Dunk Low Twist Cools Off In “Glacier Blue”

If things develop as indicated by Nike, the Beaverton brand will reduce mainline stock of lifestyle icons like the Air Force 1 and Dunk Low...

By Andrew Rizzo June 11, 2024