The Nike Dunk Lows have had sneakerheads in a chokehold for a few years now. With the simple daily beater vibe they bring, it’s easy to slap these on and get on with your day without overthinking. If you want to spice things up, getting a few interesting colourways can help you do just that. Besides, as long as there’s a big, noticeable Nike swoosh on your sneakers, they are valid. At least most of the time. So what happens when a customer receives a pair of “Dusty Olive” Nike Dunk Low sneakers without the iconic Nike Swoosh?
For this user on the SNKRS app, the “Dusty Olive” Dunks were set to join their sneaker collection. They probably even had a few ideas for the fits they would wear with them. On the 29th of October, Instagram user @martinodominick shared a post on the app that he won exclusive access from SNKRS for the “Dusty Olive”.
Unfortunately, though, they were rudely awakened when they unboxed the pair and noticed that the lateral swoosh was missing on the right shoe. This shocking discovery has shaken up the sneaker community recently. “My pair of dunks showed up without a lateral swoosh on the right shoe. I’m not sure how this factory defect made it through quality control.”
While some are deservedly frustrated that the quality control was this bad, many others are fully on board with the hilarity of this situation. It’s no surprise, though. Anytime something this ridiculous happens, especially from a highly respected brand like Nike, it’s a chance to expose the fact that cheap manufacturing has killed quality control. Because of this, many fans believe that authenticity is a thing of the past. If fake sneakers have better QC protocols than the real pairs, then what actually matters anymore? It’s a heated debate, and Nike doesn’t seem to mind even after all the years of complaints. The SNKRS app has become the go-to location for sneakerheads looking to cop new drops at retail value. However, getting access to these drops is almost impossible, especially with the amount of users gunning for a pair.
Some users wish this “bad luck” sneaker had been sent to them. At least that way, they’d own a pair that’s actually distinct from all the rest. From a big-picture perspective, this is not a bad idea. If they still have the receipts and everything else, it’s possible to sell these sneakers at a much higher price. The sneaker community is home to a few connoisseurs who enjoy finding the rarest versions of authentic pairs. These Dusty Olives should fit into that description quite easily.
Still, we need to settle the debate on whether or not defective sneakers make a pair better or worse. If they don’t have the features they are marketed to have, then the product is a miss. However, there is always a home for even the biggest oddities, so at least they won’t go to waste. The best advice for the owner of this pair is to hold on to the sneakers and receipts, then wait until a serious buyer gets in contact. That’s an easy route to some cool cash. Still, if they truly love the pair, nobody is stopping them from wearing it. If they get clowned, real ones know that the pair is still legit.