The late Peter Moore changed the sneaker industry when he designed the Nike Dunk High in 1985. The model has become a part of the cultural zeitgeist over the last few decades.
These hues add some sizzle to a tried-and-true design
Recently, the made-for-basketball silhouette came out in a striking combination of bold “Gym Red” and bright “Yellow Ochre” for a look that will get people’s attention any time of year. Even though these colors are arranged in a tried-and-true way on the Nike Dunk’s smooth leather upper (with “White” covering the base layer), they are definitely overshadowed by the chenille material that appears on the profile swooshes. When you consider that the sneaker is a staple of college basketball, the design choice doesn’t seem so strange. The fuzzy material then reminds me of letterman jackets. Lastly, the upcoming version of Moore’s design that looks like an Air Jordan 1 will have “Gum Medium Brown” outsoles, which are a fan-favorite detail.
Overall, I think Moore did a great job of adding his own unique twist to a classic design. He gave Nike Basketball’s retro series a much-needed update with his bold moves and unique color choice.