Although some may claim that the acclaimed Nike Dunk is back in a big way, one could make the argument that they never actually left.
Look no further than the classic Japan-exclusive Nike Dunk Low “Plum,” which originally arrived as part of the 2001 “Ugly Duckling” pack and has only gotten better with age. Fueled by nostalgia, new Dunk collaborations join the party, like the StrangeLove Skateboards x Nike SB Dunk Low, a collaboration with Sean Cliver’s skate brand. On StockX, the Dunk “Plums” are going for an average price of $267 and trading at 219.8% over MSRP, while the SB Dunk StrangeLoves sit at an average price of $393, trading at 275.0% over MSRP.
The Nike Dunk Low “Plum” blends a two-tone purple base with bold red accents as the shoe’s design hones in on its sweet nom de guerre. The overlays and mudguards see a more lavender hue and the toeboxes, quarter-panels, heels and tongues are equipped with a sandy purple. Finally, the swooshes and laces are doused in a strong burgundy red with a white midsole and a red Dunk outsole.
The StrangeLove Skateboards x SB Dunk are dressed with pink suede overlays and red velvet. The upper is a white crushed velvet base that is accented by red midfoot swooshes of the same material, matching color tongue tags, “Nike” embroidery at the rear and special Zoom Air cushioning printed insoles. Cliver’s heart-meets-mind “Heart Skull” logo appears on the heel. Completing the offering is a red crushed velvet interior lining, red rope laces and a pure white midsole paired with a translucent pink outsole with red and blue hearts scattered under the forefoot and heel.