Stunning sneakers hit the red carpet in celebration of Nike SNKRS day, celebrating the day that the online retailer was created and became a massive part of sneakerhead culture worldwide. During the celebration in the Greater China region, the stunning light iteration of the Nike Dunk Low “Hyperflat” debuted, but now its dark other half has also been released.
The first pair of the two that was seen was the lighter variation. Starting from the icy translucent outsole, most of the sneaker is brought to life in icy tones of translucent white, blue, or vibrant shifting iridescent. In contrast, the base of the sneaker has a silver tone. We can see matte silver on the mid-foot area, chrome-effect silver over the toe box, and a somewhat in-between silver on the tongue and the collar section of the sneakers.
The mudguard, lace unit, and panelling that wrap around the heel is a glossy, gridded, iridescent leather with a patent-like feel. The iridescence is stunning, giving off a colour-shifting effect that is entirely different depending on the light and the angle with which you are looking at it. The Nike Swoosh is a transparent iridescent material that also colour shifts, but not to pink and yellow like the rest of the sneaker.
The darker iteration of the sneakers is essentially the darker little brother of the first pair, sharing plenty of its elements but being beautiful in its own right. Starting from the bottom, the sneakers have a smoke-grey translucent outsole before moving into many shades of grey.
Similarly, the sneakers have a matte grey mid-foot section resembling more carbon than Chrome. The same cannot be said for the tongue, and the perforated toe box has a gunmetal look that transforms into an oil-slick look closer to the top of the tongue. The grid pattern is preserved in the darker pair, with a gunmetal grey with a rainbowy iridescent shift. This time, we have a yellow instead of a blue iridescent on the Nike Swoosh logo.
Some elements remain the same on both sneakers, such as the iridescent quality of the elements, the Philips head rivets, the simultaneously futuristic and nostalgic typeface on the heel with the NIKE branding and the overall futuristic and almost virtual reality theme of the sneakers, making them the perfect pairs that work together but fall into entirely different styles.
The lighter version of the Nike Dunk Low “Hyperflat” debuted in the Greater China region on the 9th of September 2023, while the rest of the world is still awaiting a confirmed release date. We are thinking the release might be exclusive to that region. A similar route might be taken with the darker pair. However, there is no way of knowing as there has yet to be a release date for that pair in that region.