Nike is gearing up to release two highly coveted, Michigan-inspired colorways of the Dunk High this month, starting with the long-rumored and Michigan State University-colored “Pro Green” and following it up with the famous University of Michigan “Varsity Maize/Midnight Navy” model.
While the “Pro Green” colorway initially drew comparisons to 2008’s “Pine Green” Dunk High, its use of MSU colors is hard to ignore. The shoe uses classic Dunk color-blocking with a primarily white upper overlaid with dark green paneling. The model sits atop a white midsole and a dark green rubber outsole, and it comes laced with a matching shade of collegiate green.
While the Pro Green model is new to the Dunk lineup, it arrives alongside a classic Dunk High colorway straight from 1985’s original “Be True to Your School” pack of legendary Nike Basketball shoes. The U of M colorway has been re-released as recently as 2016, and it looks as versatile and clean as ever in its updated form. A bright yellow leather upper and toebox is overlaid with a rich navy leather Nike Swoosh and classic paneling for a timeless heritage basketball look that’s at home in practically any streetwear wardrobe.
Both Dunk High models use lightweight full-grain leather uppers and durable mesh tongues to provide performance and comfort even after over 30 years since the silhouette’s introduction. The Pro Green/MSU Nike Dunk High releases on September 18th at 9AM CDT via Nike SNKRS and select third-party retailers, while the Varsity Maize/University of Michigan colorway hits SNKRS at the same time on September 23rd. Check out official product shots for both models down below in preparation for their release.
Nike Dunk High “Michigan State”
Color: White/Pro Green
Style Code: CZ8149-100
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Price: $120 USD
Nike Dunk High “Michigan”
Color: Varsity Maize/Midnight Navy-Midnight Navy
Style Code: CZ8149-700
Release Date: September 23, 2020
Price: $120 USD