There’s no slowing down for the Dunk in 2021 with Nike set to embark on the silhouette’s biggest year ever. Already having previewed dozens of upcoming options for the new year — from general releases to more OFF-WHITE collaborations — yet another appears. This time around, it’s a Low version of the original “UNLV” Nike Dunk from 1985.
Teased here in grade school sizing, the pair arrives true to the True to Your School High, though in a much lower profile. It’s a Low that Virgil Abloh used as a base on his selection of Nike Dunks in late 2019, which in itself will drive up the hype.
This, though, is void of any OFF-WHITE flair no external lace overlays, tack-on stitching or exposed-foam tongues, just straight-up classic construction. “Soft Grey” sets the stage for the eye-catching “University Red” that overtakes every overlay across the upper, liner and laces. “NIKE AIR” branding at the tongue also indulges in the scarlet tone atop a grey tag, with the heel embroidery reversed. Sole units remain unchanged from the OG, arriving in a classic white and red arrangement to complete the design.
Color: Soft Grey/University Red/White
EU Release Date: January 14th, 2021
North America Release Date: February 16th, 2021