Pros: Standard Style, Affordable Retail PricingCons: Low Quality Control, Unpleasant



If I informed you to visualize a Peter Moore-designed footwear that appeared to the general public in 1985, the Nike Dunk Low is most likely not the initial one that enters your mind. Obviously, the Jordan 1 is most likely the top of your checklist, yet the Dunk High as well as others are more frequently considered the retro tennis shoes from that year. Nonetheless, taking a look at the launches over the previous year or two, Nike has actually marketed much more Dunk Lows than practically any kind of various other hyped tennis shoe. As well as every single time they have actually marketed out, including this Nike Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt set.

After a years on clearance shelfs, the Dunk Low is having a renewal. Stars are using them, resale is with the roofing, as well as Nike appears to be able to toss any kind of 2 shades on a top and also have the ability to relocate them. Also non-OG colorways, such as this set, are apparently difficult to access retail.

Allow's see and also take an appearance what a GR launch Dunk really obtains you, and also if it deserves the cost or simply some buzz.

A pair of weeks ago we contrasted the Dunk Low as well as the Jordan 1 [you're interested [/em>


The Nike Dunk Low, specifically in non-SB selection, is in fact an incredibly simple footwear. Take the swoosh off as well as maybe misinterpreted for almost any type of natural leather very early 80's basketball footwear.

Reflective Laces

The remainder of the top does have a couple of fascinating information that make the footwear really feel a little unique. Perhaps one of the most intriguing to me is that the shoelaces include a percentage of reflective string. Unlike the Yeezy reflective shoelaces, Nike has sufficient normal string in below that they do not seem like raw pastas as you attempt to connect them. There are various other wonderful hits also-- such as the brilliant orange Nike logo design on the black sole.

Completing the top, the footwear utilizes a vintage design lining, both around the ankle joint and also on the within the tongue.

Very little Extra Padding for a Basketball Tennis shoe

Fit & Convenience:

The Nike Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt, like virtually every Nike tennis shoe, fits slim as well as lengthy. The good news is for those with broader feet, the Dunk has a little bit much more room in the toe box contrasted to something like a Jordan 1. Presuming you're not using these to play basketball, the fit is relatively flexible. Nonetheless, this does indicate they fit a little bit careless. The shoelaces finish reduced on your foot than a great deal of footwear, and also the natural leather is extremely elastic. These integrate with a footwear that will certainly never ever fit like a handwear cover. I take these in a dimension 13, which coincides as my Jordan 1 dimension, however can most likely escape a 12.5 if required.

Click on this link to see sizing for all the footwear we have actually assessed

Convenience for the Dunk Low is practically as poor as you can enter a footwear today. The only point in between you as well as the ground is a couple of millimeters of rubber and also an inexpensive sole. If you're putting on these for even more than a couple of hrs, your feet will certainly feel it.

I have actually discovered that Nike likes to utilize exceptionally slim natural leather on their Dunks if there is one conserving elegance. There are troubles with this, naturally, yet the advantage is that it is extremely elastic. Unlike practically any kind of various other mass-produced natural leather tennis shoe, these will certainly satisfy the form of your foot gradually. It's no prime-knit, however at the very least it quits both the top as well as base of your feet ending up being aching.

Covered Natural Leather; Easy to Tidy

Relieve of Treatment:

Among the huge advantages of the plastic covering they place on the natural leather is that these footwear ought to be incredibly very easy to maintain tidy. For virtually every little thing, you'll possibly just require water. Also the least expensive footwear cleansing sets must be even more than sufficient if you desire to be additional certain.

Actually, the only location of the footwear you could require to watch out for is the white midsole. In time this is most likely to yellow, despite normal cleansing, however that holds true of any kind of white rubber midsole.

Actually, this set has to do with as very easy as it obtains when it concerns maintaining them looking fresh.

Timeless Outsole Pattern


While it's totally real that there is generally no Nike tennis shoe that is a fairly excellent worth at retail, I believe the Dunk Low as a whole does a much better task than a lot of. It's made with virtually the exact same products as a Jordan 1 High, which retails at almost dual the price. The footwear must likewise last a practical quantity of time, so the expense per wear must be rather sensible.

Also at resale, this colorway isn't that poor. For a lot of dimensions it will certainly still set you back much less than a Jordan 1 at retail.

Regrettably, I can not really feel yet assist that the GR dunks are a cash money grab by Nike at this moment. The quality assurance on this set is horrible. I have not a problem with a tennis shoe setting you back some cash if the customer obtains something in return, the Jordan 14 Embolism collab are very well developed and also worth the expense at resale, yet apart from the name and also style I'm not actually certain what the consumer is obtaining below.

Inevitably, if the worth deserves it to you will certainly rely on just how much you worth traditional style.

Nike Logo Design on the Back Tab


It's a pity that Nike does not appear to truly appreciate obtaining QC down on the Dunks anymore. Certain, it is fantastic to burst out something in your face from time to time, the fact is that if you're simply going to the shop lots of people desire something very easy as well as straightforward to use. The Dunk Low, as well as the Hyper Cobalt specifically, do a terrific work of that.

They are a set of footwear that you do not need to think of what else you're using to obtain an attire with each other. They can take on wind, rainfall, snow, and also whatever in between. As well as, at retail at the very least, are not so costly that you require to stress over obtaining them ruined.

The Nike Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt truly are terrific set of tennis shoes if making problems do not trouble you all that a lot.