Must-Have College Colourway Nike Dunk Lows

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Back in 1985, Nike released a set of collegiate colorways that would shape and define the Nike Dunk for decades. A tribute to college basketball and its influence on the Dunk silhouette, these set of colorways continue to play a huge part in hot releases that Nike puts out every year.


Launching their “Be True to Your School” campaign, the set of college colors that hit the streets continue to shake up the market today, with some of the most in-demand silhouettes coming from this color palette, thirty-five years later. We take a look at some of the must-have Nike Dunk Lows from this colorway collection.


Nike Dunk Low ‘Michigan State’


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The Nike Dunk Low Michigan State is an excellent option that comes in a dual-color tone inspired by the Michigan State colorway. The upper of the shoe comes in a white color blocking, appearing on the toe box, the tongue, the midfoot, and below the heel collar. There are green overlays that appear around the toe box, on the laces, on both sides of the lace structure, on the ankles, and on the Nike Swooshes on both sides of the shoe. The midsole of the shoe is white and is covered by a green outsole to give the shoe a clean, finished look. 

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Nike Dunk Low ‘University Blue’

The popular low-top Nike Dunk sneaker comes in a beautiful bright blue colorway, with the upper made of white leather. TheNike swoosh is visible on both sides, and extends to the back. You can see a white midsole that supports the shoe, outlined by the University Blue outsole. This sneaker gives a clean, finished look to the Nike Dunk Low silhouette. 

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Nike Dunk Low SP ‘Kentucky’


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The Nike Dunk Low ‘Kentucky’ is part of the College Colorways released in 1985, and is one of the original colorways released at that time. Made of white leather that has royal navy blue overlays, the Nike swoosh extends to the back where you can see a Nike text logo inscribed at the heel counter. There is also a white tag on the tongue, and the sneaker is supported by a navy blue outsole. 

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Nike Dunk Low SP ‘Syracuse’


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Entirely made out of orange and white leather, the upper of the Nike Dunk Low SP Syracuse comes in white with orange detailing around the toe box. The sneaker comes in a low ankle form and a classic silhouette with clean lines and dual colors, giving the shoe a simple look that resonates with both the fans of the classic sneakerheads. There are extra eyelets present on top of the toe structure, while the word Nike appears in white on the back of the shoe on the orange heel counter. 

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Nike Dunk Low ‘Michigan’ 2021

With a gold and navy color blocking, the Nike Dunk Low Michigan 2021 appears in a low-top silhouette with the classic dual-tone colorway. With a splash of white present on the midsole, the upper of the shoe is made out of yellow leather, appearing on the toe box, the midfoot, the tongue, and below the heel collar. You can see the Nike branding stitched on the shoe, near the back, and on the tongue. Representing the University of Michigan Wolverine’s team colors, the Michigan 2021 is a beautiful silhouette that has its inclusion in the ‘Be True To Your School‘ collection. 

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Nike Dunk Low SP ‘UNLV’

The Nike Dunk Low SP University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) comes in red and gray color and uses collegiate colorways. With a gray leather top that makes up the heel collars, the sides, and the toe box, the shoe is outlined with red leather in the form of the Nike Swooshes on both sides and red laces. The clean color blocking on the shoe along with the fashionable low top, making this sneaker highly popular for both casual and hardcore sneakerheads.

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