The Nike Dunk Low is back in full force this year, with even more new colorways slated to arrive throughout 2021. This week, we have an early look at one of these upcoming pairs, adorning the Dunk with branding from Nike’s Blue Ribbon Studio.
Blue Ribbon Sports is a name that any self-respecting Nike fan should be familiar with, as the original branding for the Swoosh from 1964 to 1972. The Blue Ribbon name was dropped in favor of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Since then, the Blue Ribbon name has all but disappeared from Nike’s history, though it is starting to resurface in recent years as the Swoosh embraces nostalgia, celebrating key moments throughout the brand’s fifty-four-year run. This week, we have an early look at a new Dunk Low SP celebrating Nike’s Blue Ribbon Studio, a maker lab space in Nike’s Portland headquarters where employees can run wild with ideas, using laser cutters, 3D-printers, and more to bring the, to life. This homage to the studio itself applies a canvas upper to the Dunk Low with some fairly wild color blocking, seemingly cut from scrap materials covered in various graphics. While they appear random, the shoes are, in fact, symmetrical.
NIKE DUNK LOW SP “BLUE RIBBON STUDIO” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nike’s wild new colorway of the Dunk Low SP, featuring Blue Ribbon Studio branding, has not yet been announced for release, though they are currently rumored to drop sometime in January 2021. The seemingly random set of patterns and colors will likely be available from both Nike and select retailers with a price tag in the $100+ range. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
UPDATE 2/18/21: Today we finally have an official look at the upcoming Nike Dunk Low “City Market”, which was originally known under the name “Blue Ribbon Studio” due to the branding all around the shoe. Alongside official imagery of this wild new Dunk Low is a release date of March 4th, 2021. Check out Nike’s photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
UPDATE 1/9/21: New on-foot images of the Nike Dunk Low SP “Blue RIbbon Studio” have emerged online courtesy of YankeeKicks. The photos give us a better idea of the materials used for this pair, as well as the various patterns and logos appearing on various panels. Unfortunately, there is no new information to report for this release, with the rumored January 2021 release date likely to pass before we officially hear from Nike about this pair.
Nike Dunk Low “City Market”
Release Date: March 4th, 2021
Style Code: DA6125-900