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During All-Star Weekend in Chicago, images of purportedly forthcoming “Syracuse” and “Kentucky” Dunk lows hit the web.

Devin Booker was seen sporting “Syracuse” Nike Dunks, while native Chicagoan Don C posted the same white and orange low tops. Several news sites also reported that Booker shared images of the white and blue “Kentucky” lows, which seems fitting as Booker himself is an alumnus of Kentucky.

These two early looks could back the case that Nike is planning more retro releases of the “Be True To Your School” Dunks for 2020.

As part of what Nike now calls the “College Colors Program by Nike,” the original “Be True To Your School” Dunk pack released in 1985, featuring seven Dunk Highs made for Nike-sponsored schools University of Michigan, University of Kentucky, University of Iowa, Georgetown, Syracuse, St. John’s and UNLV. One additional Georgetown-edition Nike Terminator brought the pack to a total of eight models.

The pack made greater waves in the world of collectible sneakers, for example the Wu-Tang Dunk shares the same color scheme as Iowa’s signature black and yellow. Virgil Abloh’s recent Dunk pack also included Michigan and UNLV colorways.

Will all seven of the original “Be True To Your School” Dunks be returning as low-tops? As of now, it seems quite possible. Stay posted for more information as it arrives.

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