Model: Dunk Low
Release Date: January 19, 2023
Buy: Nike's website, Nike's SNKRS app
Editor’s Notes: Run, don't walk because the internet's favorite Dunks are getting a restock.
Walking down the street, you're bound to see at least three pairs of the Nike Dunk Low "Panda" sneakers, and that just might be within one block.
Since its 2021 release, the black and white Dunk colorway has exploded in popularity, instantly selling out and going triple platinum in TikTokers' rotations and how-to-wear content.
As expected for the popular kid of Dunk color schemes, the Panda Dunks became StockX's most traded sneaker in April of this year, with sizes reselling for $400-plus in some cases.
Indeed, though the Air Force 1 is still a staple cop for sneakerheads, the monochrome Dunk Lows are truly becoming the new-age Air Force 1, as as Highsnobiety's Tora Northman pointed out in 2022.
Tumblr's cyber-babe and grunge users walked in their dirtied Air Force 1s, so TikTok's monochrome Dunk Lows could run with the GRWM Gen-Zers (hopefully, they'll keep their kicks clean).
Though there have been other iterations of the Panda Dunks, including regular and vintage-style Panda Highs, it's just something about the black and white low-top sneakers that has nearly everyone — and I mean everyone – in a chokehold.
The Nike Dunk Low "Panda" lands yet again in full family sizing soon, so you and the home team can coordinate accordingly.
Though I must warn you: given the ongoing Panda Dunk craze, you'll likely enter the famed Spider Man pointing contest with another family in the streets.
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