More than three decades ago, in 1985, Nike unveiled a basketball shoe that would change the sneaker game as we knew it.
It finally allowed hoopers the opportunity to rock a pair of kicks that matched their uniforms, flipping the script on years of white athletic shoes on-court.
You might think I’m talking about the Air Jordan 1, but not this time. The groundbreaking shoe that brought color to the feet of college basketball players and fans in the mid-80s was in fact the Nike Dunk.
From its NCAA roots and the “Be True To Your School” advertising campaign to its renaissance with Nike’s skateboarding division as a highly sought-after lifestyle sneaker, the Dunk has enjoyed plenty of time in the limelight since its initial unveiling.
Now the Swoosh is bringing it back in both OG and brand-new form to start 2021, and you’ll be able to cop pairs for the whole family at JD Sports.
This round is for Los Angeles Laker fans, no question. The Nike Dunk High ‘Court Purple’ is dressed in the legendary colors of the Lake Show.
They feature black canvas uppers with purple leather overlays and a gold Swoosh, while Nike branding is embossed on the heel counters in Lakers fonts.
So whether you’re a LeBron James fan or you’ve been rocking with LA since the Showtime days, these Dunks are for you.