Model: dip low
Release date: September 2
To buy: Nike website and select retailers
Editor’s notes: It’s official: Nike’s Panda Dunks are the winners. However, crazy sneakers have long been the champions of the people.
In particular, the Nike Dunk Low “World Champ” sees the ultra-popular Panda colorway receive its championship rings. No, seriously, the Last Dunk comes with golden dubraes reminiscent of a winner’s ring or a tiny WWE Championship belt.
The lace accessory also naturally features Nike branding, including an encrusted Swoosh down the center like the championship belts of the pro wrestling league.
Nike’s “World Champ” Dunks incorporate Nike’s beloved monochromatic color scheme across patent and crinkled leather that dresses the Swoosh, surrounding panels, insole and outsole.
Interestingly, the latest rendition of Panda Dunk also features a vibrant lavender insole with a zebra print version of Nike’s Futura imprint.
Gold branding on the tongue and heel also break up the black and white vibe in favor of the new WWE-worthy aesthetic.
Otherwise, though, the “World Champ” shoes are your best bet against a legit Panda Dunk dupe straight from the Swoosh. And it couldn’t happen soon enough: the Panda colorway is so popular that StockX is reporting nearly 3,000 pairs of men’s and women’s Panda Dunks trading hands on the marked secondary in the last three days alone.
It’s more the number of actual giant pandas.
In addition to a High counterpart, the Nike Dunk Low “World Champ” is set to arrive on Friday, September 2, aligning perfectly with Smack downthe weekly broadcast date.
If Panda’s latest spinoff lives up to the OG hype, the stone-cold Ls might hit those who step into Nike’s SNKRS ring.
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