After all the low tops of the past few weeks, we can finally look forward to a high-cut Nike Dunk again. The so-called „Spartan Green“ comes in the classic two tone upper. This means that the shoe comes with two colors, here it is white and dark green. The colorblocking is based on the classic “True To Your School” Dunks from 1985. The base, consisting of the side panel, toebox and collar, is made of smooth white leather. There is also a white nylon tongue and a white midsole. The overlays, consisting of the mudguard, eyestay and rear overlay, are made of dark green smooth leather. The Swoosh, the lining, the laces and the outsole are also dark green. The small pull tab on the heelcollar, which is typical for the Dunk High, comes in the same green. The Nike logo on the white tongue label is also green. All in all very coherent, like almost all two tone Dunks in the long history of their existence, even if they rarely encountered as much love as they do at the moment. But that’s a good thing, because it means that Nike will play the Dunk with a lot of effort and great continuity.
For the next two Dunk High Releases, the American state of Michigan is apparently the focus of inspiration at Nike, at least that’s what the name of the green shade suggests. The Michigan State Spartans are the Michigan State University’s sports team whose men’s basketball team has won the NCAA title twice. So it’s a university that has a certain reputation in the sport that the Nike Dunk originally comes from. The colors of the Michigan State Spartans are white and the dark green that Nike used for this shoe. The Spartans logo is familiar to many US sports enthusiasts. It shows a Spartan helmet in dark green, which would certainly have done very well as a small logo on the Dunk. It’s a pitty, we would have liked to see that. But for a company like Nike, the question arises whether the shoe will still be commercial enough or whether it will only be of interest to fans of the Spartans.
A single Michigan-inspired shoe doesn’t let a state come into focus, but anyone who has already dealt with the upcoming releases of the Nike Dunk High knows that after this Spartans inspired Dunk the Wolverines Dunk High of the University of Michigan will be next in line to be released. But we will talk about this blue and yellow Dunk sometime soon.
Now it’s all about getting your fingers on the Nike Dunk High SP „Spartan Green“. You can find out exactly how this works on the Instagram account of the Overkillshop. Follow the link in their bio, it will lead you directly to the raffle page. There you will find a form that you have to fill out. You also have to follow @overkillshop on Instagram (girls @overkillwomen) and like the raffle post. Not difficult, right? But now again, good luck to everyone, fingers crossed.