The Nike Dunk Low is currently without question on of the most popular models in the sneaker community. By far, the black and white Panda colorway is the most well-known and sought-after in recent years. However, there are many other colorways that also deserve a place in your trainer rotation.
Check out a top 10 popular Nike Dunk Low's here.
Short look into the history - Nike Dunk Low
The story of the Dunk begins in 1985, about 38 years ago. Nike designer Peter Moore designed the Dunk High as a basketball trainer. The Dunk was inspired by previous successful silhouettes from Nike. Among others, you can find elements of the Air Force 1, the Terminator and the Air Jordan 1 in Peter Moore's successful basketball design.
The Dunk silhouette was slowly overshadowed by the success of the Air Jordan 1, however, the original basketball trainer was picked up in an unexpected market, the skate community.
It was not until the early 2000s, when legendary Sandy Bodecker, was appointed as the new head of Nike Skateboarding, that the great success of the Nike Dunk SB series came. Curious about all the information surrounding the SB Dunk? Read here: The ultimate Nike SB Dunk FAQ
In the late years of the 2010 decade, the Dunk and mainly Low execution began to gain popularity from the general public and also saw a lot of famous collaborations with names like Travis Scott or Virgil Abloh.
Read on to find out which colorways are currently amongst the must haves!
Nike Dunk Low 'Chicago Split'
The Chicago colorway is best known on the Air Jordan 1 model. However, the colorway also appeared on other silhouettes, such as on this Dunk Low. Nike Dunk Low 'Chicago Split' gives an additional distinctive twist to the original colorway, thus, as the name suggests, features split details.
The split nature of the trainer is reflected in the black and white swoosh and outsole. It also uses different kinds of Nike branding.
Nike Dunk Low WMNS 'Photon Dust'
The Dunk Low has become a firm favourite within today's pop culture. Nike plays on this all too well by creating neutral everyday wear colorways, an example of which is of course the WMNS 'Photon Dust' colorway. The silhouette came out in summer 2021 and now two years later is still a fine trainer for summer.
Nike Dunk Low Premium 'Sesame'
In 2022, Nike released a tasteful premium Dunk Low inspired by a bagel sandwich. The trainer comes in a bread-like shade of beige with blue branding. A closer look at the trainer reveals that the overlays feature tiny sesame seeds as a nod to the sandwich on which the trainer takes its inspiration.
Nike Air Dunk Jumbo 'White Gum'
This Dunk silhouette also capitalises on the chunky trainer trend of the moment. With its mesh base and padded tongue, the trainer is airy and comfortable. Press the button below to see which retailers the Jumbo 'White Gum' is available at.
Nike Dunk Low 'White' - Plaid Pack
When creating a signature look, the Nike Dunk Low 'White' Plaid is a perfect choice. The patterned element makes the trainer a true eye-catcher.
Nike Dunk Low Retro 'Red Swoosh'
Do you have a soft spot for the 'Panda' colorway, but need just a little more spice? Then the 'Red Swoosh' is the way to go. The red Nike branding provides an extra signature edge on the model.
Nike Dunk Low SE WMNS 'Just Do It'
The WMNS exclusive 'Just Do It' has a premium look due to the detail on the leather. The trainer also makes use of several gold details. The crowning piece on this Dunk is the gold-coloured medal dubrae.
Nike Dunk Low 'Mini Swoosh'
Again, a similar alternative to the 'Panda' Dunk. Black overlays on a grey base, with the added detail of a small orange Swoosh, for which the trainer is named.
Nike Dunk Low WMNS 'Hemp' - Next Nature
The Nike Dunk Low 'Hemp' - Next Nature consists, among other things, of sustainable recycled materials. Besides walking with a stylish trainer on your foot, you are also contributing to an eco-friendly concept.
Nike Dunk Low WMNS 'Indigo Haze'
A trainer with pastel colours is perfect for summer 2023. Press the button below to see where this pair is still available.
We hope you now know which Nike Dunk Low you want to cop next! Keep up to date with all the news in the sneaker community via our trainer news page.