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Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Linen” and “Acorn”

Remember when the Air Force 1 was everything? Well, Nike Sportswear does too, and after quite the wait they’ve decided to reuse some of the classic colorways from its golden era onto another iconic shoe of theirs, the Dunk High, as part of the “Special Projects” line. The “Linen” and “Acorn” colors debuted on the AF1 in 2001 and 2002 respectively and quickly sold out in their initial runs, becoming collector’s items in no time at all. Now these neutral hued palettes are re-imagined on some Premium Dunk Highs just in time for the fall. The Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Linen” and “Acorn” are both available at UBIQ, in-store and online, at 10AM EST on September 28th, for $140 each.

Nike Sportswear actually revived the “Linen” color scheme as a customization option for NIKEiD, reminding us that they hadn’t forgotten it. Mixing a clean neutral-colored leather upper with a white midsole and pink colored “Atmosphere” accents, it’s a totally smooth affair. The tan-like “Linen” color encompasses everything. We mean it; the overlays, panels, tongue, toe cap, toe box, and tab are all blended smoothly together creating a really solid silhouette. The Swoosh has no problem popping due to the pink “Atmosphere” coloring. The laces are white, matching with the midsole to offer some extra contrast. The outsole sees the “Atmosphere” accenting come back to take over. When midsole and outsole meet, and the soft pink clashes against the white, the shoe truly wins. As always, a Zoom Air unit will keep you comfortable.

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The “Acorn” colorway is still one of the most sought after in its original AF1 form, and since most of the pairs are in Europe we’re super excited to see it make a comeback. This one has a similar look and feel to the “Linen,” but instead of bringing extra colors into the mix it relies solely on tonal browns (Natural, Underbrush, and Acorn) and white. The premium leather upper is brown while the natural-colored canvas makes up the side panels and toe box. Darker brown highlights the lining, laces, tongue, and rubber outsole. The white of the midsole still feels right at home amidst all the brown around it, giving the shoe a slight change of pace. Again, the Zoom Air unit is there to protect you.

 

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If the performance on their previous silhouette is any kind of indicator, the “Linen” and “Acorn” Dunk Highs won’t be on the shelves for long. UBIQ has got you covered on September 28th, so stop in.

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