First it was “The Ten” back in 2017 and now it’s “The 50”. Virgil Abloh took to Instagram and posted a series of photos of the Nike shoebox that will be encasing the 50 Nike Dunk Lows in the Off-White X Nike “Dear Summer” collection.
The boxes feature a hand-drawn Swoosh and neon green Off-White branding on the lid. An array of circular cutouts are throughout, with duct tape reinforcement on the edges of the box. On the side, numbers 01 to 50 are printed in a 5 x 10 alignment with “LOT” above it, signifying the fifty different Dunk Lows. In the last slide of his Instagram post, a screenshot of Jay-Z’s “Dear Summer” and Jeezy’s mixtape cut over the same beat is featured in which Abloh states, “where the plot thickens on the design side is the portal to tell stories as vivid as a HOV triple entendre or a Jeezy ad-lib…” which the collection shares the same name.
Rumors of “The 20” collection, a capsule to have twenty Nike Dunk Lows, bumped up to “The 50” collection and the now confirmed fifty Dunk Lows will share the Sail/Neutral Grey colorway with different overlay laces, Swoosh tabs, insoles, and number plates on the lateral side of the midsole heel. The “50 of 50” pair will be an all-black colorway with a silver Swoosh.
Check out the photos of the box and leaked photos of the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low “Dear Summer” Collection below and stay tuned to a release date on our Nike Dunk Release Dates page.
A new SNKRS Special Preview has appeared on SNKRS this morning, showcasing the full range of 50 Dunks set to arrive. Confirming previous reports, the pairs will predominantly follow a Sail/Neutral Grey color scheme for uniformity. Pairs stand out from one another through hits of color landing via overlaces, underlaid Swoosh tabs, insoles, tongues, sockliners, zip ties & plugs on the outer heel showing the lot number. Lots 1-10, 21-30, and 41-50 will feature a leather/canvas mix, while lots 11-20 and 31-40 will be a hairy suede & leather combination.
The highlight pairs from the 50 presented come in lots 1 & 50. Lot 1 of 50 features an upper with a lighter theme than the following 48, with an aged look applied to the sole & tongue foam. Lot 50 of 50 is the most unique pair in the collection with a murdered out colorway featuring pink & purple hits – both pairs come with Metallic Silver Swooshes.
With a full reveal of the Dunks in the “Dear Summer” Collection, we’re ready for the drop on August 9th. Be sure to check out the photos below & keep updated only at Nice Kicks.
UPDATE 8/2: Off-White shared via Instagram that the raffle for to the opportunity to purchase the Nike “Dunk Low” Lot 1 and Lot 50 is open now, Monday August 2, 2021. The time slots range from city to city and will be linked to the form accordingly. They will be running one raffle for each color and size. Please submit your details only once. Check in with Off-White for more details.
NEW YORK // 9am – 6pm ET
MIAMI // 9am – 6pm ET
LAS VEGAS // 9am – 6pm PT
LONDON // 9am – 6pm BT
PARIS & MILAN // 9AM – 6PM CET
Off-White x Nike Dunk Low “Dear Summer” Collection
Release Date: August 9, 2021