As much L as Nike SNKRS gave us, we will always come back for more (on purpose or not, that’s another conversation). Hundreds, if not thousands, of sneakerheads are anticipating the Dunk Lows spring 2021 Nike lineup, which finally hits retail this week after a slight delay. With three pairs slated for release on February 18 at 10 a.m. ET, we’re hoping this drop will go more smoothly than previous launches.
The brand’s retro Dunk silhouette has grown in popularity at an astonishing rate. Since last year, it has become nearly impossible to score a pair without paying full price for resale. Nike has done its best to satiate consumers, adding the Dunk Low to its Nike By You personalization program, but has failed miserably. Meanwhile, rumors of exclusive shades and other collections have surrounded the brand, but nothing has been confirmed yet. As of now, this Spring Dunk Drop is the closest – and cheapest – method to achieving the coveted figure.
Drunk on Dunks – Each of Nike’s Dunk Low sneakers features a two-tone leather upper and traditional colors. A “Medium Gray” Dunk, available in men’s size, has a light gray base and varsity red overlays. It bears a striking resemblance to the legendary ‘UNLV’ sneaker from the ’80s, which was later reimagined by Virgil Abloh for an Off-White x Nike collaboration in December 2019. Now is your chance to mark the nostalgic hue.
Another highly anticipated Dunk Low arrives in “Hyper Cobalt”, which will also decrease in men’s height. Dressed in a black base with bright blue inserts, this sneaker departs from other light toned offerings while still managing to stand out in its own way. Like its fellow Dunk Lows, however, this shoe comes with a White midsole to allow its bold outsole to shine.
Nike’s third and final Dunk Low in its spring collection is launched in the women’s size, although we doubt the masses will leave the shoe to the ladies. The Dunk “Coast” sports a white base and light blue upper reminiscent of UNC’s more prolific “University Blue” shade. Definitely the brightest of the three Dunks, the “Coast” sneaker also features pops of yellow on its insoles, tongue mark and heel tab.
Try (your best) to buy – All three shades of the Dunk Low will be available through Nike SNKRS on February 18 at 10 a.m.ET. With each model priced at $ 100, this is the cheapest silhouette you’ll be able to find – knowing that it’s at least authentic. Sure, you’ll have to fight bots, other sneakerheads, and the general craziness of Nike to score, but that’s a price I think we’re all willing to pay.
If SNKRS crashes or fumbles its dunk drop, you can try again on February 25, when the premium version of the silhouette debuts in “Vast Gray” and “Football Gray”. You can always resell the sneakers for the ones you wanted in the first place, but you won’t get the same satisfaction from the infamous’ Got ’em’.