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Is Nike Seriously Bringing Back the Dunk High ‘Wu-Tang’?

Nike Dunk High Wu-Tang
(1999) Via: Justin Reed
Nike Dunk High Wu-Tang
(1999) Via: Justin Reed

Another grail is about to no longer be a grail! have taken to their socials to tease one of the most mythical sneakers of all-time – the ‘Wu-Tang’.

The unicorn iteration originally touched down in 1999 as a friends and family exclusive iteration for legendary NY rap group . There’s been a bit of debate surrounding how many pairs were made, with Nike employee Drew Greer hinting at 100 pairs in circulation. Although, it’s widely accepted that only 36 Dunk Highs were created, after the brand’s iconic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Nevertheless, the Dunk High ‘Wu-Tang’ has remained a true unicorn for sneaker collectors around the globe, selling in the high tens-of-thousands. Currently, a US 7.5 is available right now on for a whopping $27,500. There was also a US 9 that sold on Justin Reed’s webstore for almost double that price, selling for a crazy $50,000. Notoriously, Travis Scott has a pair of these Dunk Highs and has rocked them many times.

If you couldn’t already tell from the iconic colour-blocking, the Dunk High ‘Wu-Tang’ is basically the , which is taken from Team Swoosh’s original 1985 ‘Be True to Your School’ series. However, Wu-Tang’s version hosts the rap groups iconic ‘W’ logo on the lateral heel and tongue. Judging from the teaser image, it seems the newest iteration will land true to the original. The uppers come correct with full-leather uppers, black and ‘Pollen’ colour-blocking.

This has been somewhat strange having Nike tease a megalithic collaboration like this, as the brand doesn’t usually take to socials to show their cards. However, it seems Nike are trying to curb the amount of early leaks going round, with methods such as their .

So far, there’s been no release information for the Nike Dunk High retro ‘Wu-Tang’, but word is circulating that they’ll land towards the tail-end of 2024. Wu-Tang has since posted the same teaser as Nike, with a link to this website that you can add your phone number to receive new details. Stay locked to Sneaker Freaker for more details.

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