The iconic Dunk has seen no shortage of reiterations. From vulcanized silhouettes to hi-tech cupsoles, part of the Dunk’s allure is its constant change.
After celebrating 15-years of the iconic SB model, numerous versions have been appearing and the latest update comes from underground ripper Kevin Terpening. His interpretation of the Dunk welcomes Nike’s Flyknit technology and pays homage to a Jordan 1 Royal blue throwback in the process.
The adaptation itself is an extension of Nike’s Dunk Elite model that we saw earlier in 2017 with Sean Malto but, for some reason, the Flyknit collar adds a design element we never knew was missing. Whether it’s the bulky demeanor of the Dunk or the familiarity of seeing it as a high top versus a low top, the Flyknit construction carries the shoe’s aesthetic to a whole other level. Even for such an agile material, the Flyknit gives an added feeling of protection throughout the ankle area.
A Lunarlon midsole sits beneath a PU insole and, unlike its predecessor, the Elite Dunk feels lower to the ground and offers a bit more boardfeel in comparison to the OG construction. The leather-fused toe offers a suede feeling as it sits atop a loosened upper that structurally forms to each individual foot. The final product is a Dunk High Elite that’ll catch the attention of skaters and general consumers alike.
Now available, you can find them for $130 at local skate shops everywhere.