Nike Dunk High Octagon Quilted Color Pack

With the revival of the Nike Dunk in full swing this year, here’s a preview of the upcoming offerings of Dunks. Among the releases are the Octagon Quilted Color Pack, featuring a wide range of solid colored offerings with brilliant quilted uppers. The tongue tag features a series of octagons similar to the Olympic Rings.

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With the revival of the Nike Dunk in full swing this year, here’s a preview of the upcoming offerings of Dunks. Among the releases are the Octagon Quilted Color Pack, featuring a wide range of solid colored offerings with brilliant quilted uppers. The tongue tag features a series of octagons similar to the Olympic Rings.

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