THE VINTAGE ORIGINAL, UPDATED. The Nike Dunk Retro Low Men's Shoe revamps the iconic hoops silhouette with a premium suede upper. Benefits Suede upper for durable comfort Perforations at the toe box for breathability Cupsole for cushioning and support Rubber outsole for durable traction Nike Dunk Origins Be true—to your school colours, to your school of thought. That's been the ethos driving the Nike Dunk since it launched in 1985. Back then, 12 college basketball teams broke an unwritten rule and matched their Dunks to their kit. A riot of colour ensued, and the Nike Dunk has been a symbol of individual expression ever since. Players, skaters and collectors picked up on the shoe and continue to influence it today.