In 2022, Nike will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a bunch of “Just Do It”-themed products. In 2019, the Nike “Athletic Company” collection will continue to pay tribute to the brand’s huge influence and old-school roots. After putting vintage color schemes on the Beaverton brand’s most popular silhouettes, the Nike Dunk Low is back with a follow-up to its “Gorge Green” predecessor.
The 80s-inspired silhouette emits a nostalgic appeal and minimalist design
Light grey suede overlays meet a crisp white canvas base layer for the beginnings of a luxury dipped effort, exploring a monochrome look filled with OG interpolations. A solid grey coat envelops the tread in a clothed form in tandem with the cast of its heel panel and highlighted tongue tab Swooshes complete the repeating theme, together with egg nog tinted laces and the midsole’s matching aged outfit. The midfoot Swooshes are finished in a heavily cracked finish, which, along with the pair’s sock liner, heel tab, and lace tips, provide a boisterously vibrant red arrangement, while a Bulldog motif and Athletic Company branding are affixed to the bright white insoles, completing the silhouette’s 80s-inspired composition.
The Nike Dunk Low “Athletic Department” boasts a clean color scheme and easy-to-read details. The design strikes a mix between readability and subtlety to keep things interesting. It may not be for everyone, but this pair caters to a select few whose personal interests mesh with their aesthetic sensibilities.