Is This Nike Dunk Low a Halloween Release?
News on this release was first published on July 23, 2022.
Update October 10, 2022: While these orange Nike Dunk Lows are giving ‘Shattered Backboard’ vibes, speculation around an October release date is suggesting they may be a Halloween release after all! Stay tuned for further details.
July has been a bountiful month for fans of Nike’s ever-popular Dunk Low. In the last three weeks alone, it’s appeared in a Jackie Robinson-inspired makeup, been sprinkled with sesame seeds and been reworked to commemorate HBCUs twice – and now, it’s appeared in an orange, white and black colourway that’s giving some serious ‘Shattered Backboard’ vibes.
It seems to be a popular narrative among sneaker media to call these the ‘Halloween,’ but the Swoosh tend to be more over-the-top with their ornamentation when it comes to holiday-themed sneakers. Instead, these Dunks feature shades similar to Jordan Brand’s ever-popular Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard’ line.
The orange, white and black colour scheme is nearly identical to the Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard 2.0’, only diverging on the colour of the laces and the collar detailing. A significant portion of the upper is built from high-gloss leather, which is similar to the construction of the Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard 3.0’. It’s fitting, as both the Dunk and the AJ 1 debuted in 1985!
No matter the inspiration, this low-cut Dunk will drop later this year in full family sizes. An official release date has yet to be announced but is sure to be revealed soon. Stay locked to SF for updates, and keep an eye on your local Swoosh stockist and Nike’s webstore.
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