Nike Dunk High Receives a Patriotic Makeover as the 76ers Advance
Tongues swap out the usual Nike Air branding for basketball logos.
While the Dunk would never be seen on the soles of NBA players today due to a lack of responsive technology and performance-ready materials, it’s important to note that the model was initially introduced as a basketball offering when it debuted in 1985. And because of this, the sport will always be tied to the silhouette, and that’s certainly the case for this latest red, white and blue
This forthcoming makeup is not officially tied to the Philadelphia 76ers, but given that its palette is closely resemblant of the team’s colors, the timing of its unveiling couldn’t have been more perfect as the Joel Embiid and James Harden-led squad just knocked out the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2022 playoffs. The patriotic ensemble is dominated by red and white hues, the former of which spills onto the tumbled leather overlays while the latter coats the toe boxes, collars and quarters. Blue hits drown the Swoosh logos and insole Sportswear logos, as well as the tongue branding which swaps out the usual Nike insignias for a basketball graphic.
Be prepared for Nike to likely launch these in the coming weeks, and check them out in detail above.
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