The Dunk Story – The Nike Dunk Low SE “Free 99” and the WMNS Dunk Low SE “Sunset Pulse”

The Nike Dunk Low SE “Free 99” Pack convinces with its mismatch colorway. The clean upper, which is so typical for the Dunk, is enhanced by a colorful mix of colors and differs from shoe to shoe. Mixed are the colorway “Black/Dark Chocolate-Copa-Pink Foam” and “White/Light Chocolate-Roma Green”.

The WMNS Nike Dunk Low SE “Sunset Pulse” convinces with a colorful and summery colorway. The smooth leather overlays also feature a shimmery finish, while the suede overlays are matte. Again, the shoes are designed differently, creating a colorful mismatch. Only the silver Swoosh is found on both sneakers.

The Dunk Story

The iconic silhouette of the Dunk combines not only four Nike models in one, but also the elements of sports, fashion, and style.

Since its first release in 1985, the hype surrounding the Dunk has been constantly changing. Most recently experiencing a true high in 2020 and 2021. The hype is arguably as big as it’s ever been. It doesn’t matter if the silhouette comes in high or low if it’s heavily limited or available everywhere. Dunks have remained true to their philosophy. They still convince by cultural connection. Combining art and fashion, sports, music, and pop culture.

The silhouette of the Dunks consists of four Nike models, the Air Force 1, Air Jordan 1, Terminator, and The Legend, which have been combined here in one sneaker. Two Dunk models can be distinguished from each other, the Nike Dunk and the Nike SB Dunk.

Nike Dunk

The Nike Dunk High was first released as a basketball performance sneaker. At first glance, the design is mainly determined by the Air Force 1 and the Air Jordan 1. With the campaign “Be true to your school” colleges had the opportunity to present the team colors of their basketball teams. Not only the players but also the fans could grab the popular shoes and express their affiliation to the respective teams.

These official team shoes have kept their OG colorway until today and are currently being re-released pair by pair.

Nike SB Dunk

From the court, the Dunk should continue to evolve towards youth culture. The street culture is forming more and more around the skaters and so the Dunk should also influence the scene. Around the 1990s, the Dunk lost its status and developed into a real bargain. Also due to the sometimes heavy discounting, the Dunk was finally able to gain a foothold in the skate scene.

In 2002, the Nike SB Dunk was released. These were developed explicitly for the skate scene. The design was not only adapted to the sporting needs but also the culture. The classic Dunk silhouette was retained and reworked with special features. Especially the thick tongue is different from the Dunk but adapts perfectly to the skater’s needs.

The history of the Dunk is marked by a wide variety of collaborations. Community and culture are also included again and again. Meanwhile, both Dunk models have established themselves with quite a few color variations in the fashion, sneaker, and street-style culture. In addition to new colorways, the retro OG colorways are also reviving and experiencing a new hype.

Nike Dunk Low SE “Free 99”
Nike WMNS Dunk Low SE “Sunset Pulse”
Julia Afew