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Sneakers May, 1 2008

Nike Dunk Summer ’08 Collection – Basketball Fuses Football

Nike remixes 2 of the world’s most iconic sports in its latest Nike Dunk series.
The Dunk was released in 1985, a basketball hi-top that became an icon of boldness, both on the court and off. It’s a shoe that began as a way to fly your team colors and resulted in a way to show our individuality as skateboarders and other fringe cultures adopted the Dunk. The Dunk is a basketball shoe, a skate shoe, a vintage shoe, a piece of history, and a work of art.
This seasons’ design direction stands out for its remix of 2 major Nike sports: basketball and football. It’s where two extremes meet on one shoe. But mostly, it’s about Being True to the principles of sports and innovation.
The collection draws inspiration on the European football games taking place this summer as a starting point, and continues with a world tour of football, from Europe to Asia, ending with the ultimate football celebrating country, Brazil.
The world tour of creative inspiration continued with the Eastern Pack, which resulted in colorways that allude to the Asian hotbeds of football fandom. Rounding out the football inspired collection, the Brazil 08 Pack marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic football boot, the Nike Mercurial. A Dunk in Varsity Blue, Maize, and Grey colorway and using the same materials as the Mercurial will be introduced in Summer 08.
Check out all Dunks of this new collection in detail after the jump.

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