For over 37 years, the Nike Dunk Low “Reverse Kentucky” has proven to be a staple in modern-day basketball footwear. The original “Kentucky” colorway of this iconic sneaker was flipped recently by designer Peter Moore with an all-new design that pays homage not only to its heritage but also gives us something new.
While not the brand’s first time “reversing” an iconic arrangement, Nike will arguably be one of most celebrated when they return to release a low-top version for Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker in 2020. The original style was met with much anticipation and excitement after being released earlier this year but few could have predicted how successful it would become? Especially considering all reverse variations are done so far; from colors (remember: Varsity Royal) down underlay choices like leather or synthetic materials–to even details such as adding logos on top left side walls instead there has never been more variety than what we see today. The new AA colors of the Air Jordan 1 follow suit, trading their traditional bold hue for a muted tone. The shoe still maintains that two-tone pairing from Moore’s inaugural “Be True To Your School” series which allows them to continue having a heritage in modern-day society while also remaining true with what is going on now.
No firm Nike SNKRS release details have been disclosed yet, but that’s likely to change and the second half of 2022 inches closer. In the meantime, enjoy an early look at the pair ahead, courtesy of Instagram user @woganwodeyang.
Nike Dunk Low “Reverse Kentucky”
Release Date: 2022
Style Code: N/A