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The Nike Dunk Low Flips The Original “Kentucky” Colorway

Over the last 37 years, the Nike Dunk Low has emerged with drastic modifications that’ve proven the Swoosh isn’t afraid to experiment. Yet, Peter Moore’s iconic silhouette continues to revisit heritage design, with a newly-surfaced style flipping the sneaker’s original “Kentucky” colorway.

While not the brand’s first time “reversing” an iconic arrangement, the upcoming pair will arguably be one of the most celebrated as the Nike Dunk “Kentucky” has proven a fan-favorite since debuting in 1985. The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker set the sneaker world into a frenzy in February 2020 when he shared a look at the original style’s return in low-top form. The “Reverse Kentucky” makeover covers the toe box, mid-foot and collar underlay in a rich “Varsity Royal” tone, leaving panels around the forefoot, along the tongue and across the heel to opt for a “colorless,” “White” look. Profile swooshes also follow suit, trading their traditional bold hue for a muted tone that allows their surroundings to steal the spotlight. Air Jordan 1-reminiscent sole units, however, maintain a two-tone pairing directly transplanted from Moore’s inaugural “Be True To Your School” series, allowing for heritage to continue having a place in the modern age.

No firm Nike SNKRS release details have been disclosed yet, but that’s likely to change and the second-half of 2022 inches closer.

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