Jackie Robinson is arguably one of the best second basemen to hit the baseball field. However, there is more to Robinson’s game than just playing on the court. Today, he is continually honored for breaking MLB’s color barrier in 1947. The league celebrates Jackie Robinson Day every April 15, when every player wears their No. 42 on that day. Robinsons played 11 years for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1956 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
The Nike Dunk Low has seen a massive comeback over the last year or so. It was one of the most sought after sneakers at that time. It’s special to see the Swoosh brand celebrate one of baseball’s icons with their own colorway and unique style on a popular shoe silhouette.
What do Jackie Robinson’s dunks look like?
One of the main features of this version of the shoe is that it is printed with Robinson’s iconic quote from 1947 in which he said, “I’m not concerned whether you love me or don’t no… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. .”
You also see Robinson’s legendary #42 sitting on the outer side of the shoe near the heel tab. The colors used for this idea are inspired by the colors of the Dodgers uniforms during Robinson’s game days. There is a “75 YRS” emblem tag on the tongue of the shoe that represents the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s debut with the Dodgers.
How much will the Jackie Robinson Nike Dunks cost?
The sneakers will cost $130.
When is the Jackie Robinson Nike Dunks release date?
These will be released on July 19, the same day as the MLB All-Star Game.
Where can I buy the Jackie Robinson Dunks?
Those hoping to nab a pair of these Jackie Robinson Nike Dunks should check Nike’s SNKRS app and other select retailers for more information. Don’t forget to tune in to the 92nd Annual MLB All-Star Game taking place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for the first time since 1980 at 8 p.m. ET on the same day as this sneaker release.