Nike Preps for Winter Solstice with the Dunk Low 'Team Orange'
The winter solstice, the year's shortest day, occurs when Earth's north pole is tilted farthest from the sun. However, we're not here to give you an astronomy lesson — we're here to fill you in on the story behind Nike's inspired Dunk Low 'Team Orange.'
Though the winter solstice is indeed the shortest day of the year, it's a cause for celebration for many: it means days will get longer and nights will become shorter. Therefore, this low-cut ,Dunk is dressed in a variety of festive shades, ranging from a coral leather toeboxes and quarters to burnt orange suede mudguards and eyestays. There are even peach suede Swooshes and rich suedes and leathers towards the heel. Playful sunburst-style graphics are seen in white, orange and yellow on the forefoot, midfoot and heel, respectively.
Despite the vibrant shades and embellishments on the upper, the key 'Team Orange' detail is served by the left foot's tongue badge. Here, you'll see a sunny graphic that reads '21 12 21,' or December 21, 2021, the day of this year's winter solstice. Insoles take things a step further, repeating this date and adding a 15:59 graphic for an 'exact time.'
The Dunk Low 'Team Orange' is a welcome divergence from 2021's parade of two-tone Dunks, and calls to mind images of boisterous Nike styles from the 2000s. A release date has yet to be announced, but even if you're not into astrology, the stars are likely lining up for a drop on or around December 21.
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