Nike has got one of the hottest shoes of 2021 and it doesn’t seem like the sneaker brand is slowing down with the releases. The Dunk has seen a massive rise in popularity since the turn of the year and the US sportswear giant has been pumping out colourways everywhere you look. And why wouldn’t it? Consumers are lapping up the silhouette and spending a lot of money.
Historically a skate shoe, the dunk has certainly hit the mainstream and been reinvented into a new market – to the displeasure of many skaters, who are long-time fans of the shoe.
One of the more outlandish pairs forecast to hit shelves is the dunk high in the prime pink colourway, which has been marketed as a women’s release. The shoes are set to drop on the Nike website and in stores, however there is no real indication of when that may be. As with most general release dunks, the price tag is going to be around the £100 range. The pair features a hot pink and white colour scheme that will add a bright pop of colour to any outfit. The blazing pink leather panels are overlayed on top of the sparkling white leather, accompanied by matching laces. This pair would be a real standout piece in many people’s wardrobes.
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London skater Alec Gatehouse has been wearing dunks since before the hype took over. He says: “I started wearing dunks in 2015 when I first started skating. They were a staple in the skate community, so it was naturally a good shoe to start out with.” Since the increased sales of dunks outside of the skate community, Gatehouse says it has been harder for skaters to acquire the shoe: “When I first started wearing them, they were much more readily available to skaters, now because of the hype, skaters have moved away from the shoe because they cost too much – especially when they get destroyed from using them to skate.”
Check out the Nike webstore for more information on the impending release: