Aged Like Fine Wine: Nike Dunk Low Premium “Vast Grey”
This Nike Dunk Low Premium "Vast Grey" showcases that retro and vintage doesn't have to be distressed or deconstructed — some people actually take care of their shoes, you know.
[Update 17 Jul 2023] There’s a wave of Nike Dunk Low restocks happening, and they include the titular “Vast Grey” colorway. Released last year, find them replenished on Nike.com on 27 July for US$110. Alternatively, find them on the SNKRDUNK App!
The vintage look has been seeing a surge in the sneakersphere. Balenciaga led the charge through their controversial Destroyed Sneakers while Donald Glover ripped up New Balances, exposing their stitches. Even Converse, with the aid of Korean label ADER ERROR, distressed their Chuck 70 with paint splatters and roughened edges. The common thread that ties these releases together is their explicit wearing down of the sneaker, despite them actually being brand new and pristine.
Though there is definitely an artistic appreciation for such designs, Nike uses its Dunk Low Premium “Vast Grey” to showcase the reality of shoes under the care of sneakerheads: slightly “discolored”, but still in a well-kept condition.
In an almost tonal palette, a light grey suede wraps the forefoot, heel and overlay panels. Even the Swoosh is given the same almost-white suede treatment. Gently accenting the grey are hits of Sail on the laces and tongue. A cream shade, similar to slightly aged suede, rests on the toebox, mid-panel and collar. These elements sit nicely atop a white midsole with greyed outsoles. Overall, the Nike Dunk Low Premium Vast Grey gives off the impression that it’s a well-kept shoe that perhaps has been exposed to a bit too much sunlight.
If such a look aligns more closely with your aesthetic compared to the overt distress of other releases, then be sure to keep 9 August in your calendar. This pair of Nike Dunk Low Premium Vast Grey will be made available via Nike SNKRS and retail for US$110.
In other Nike-related news, check out this brown-toned Nike Air Max 1.
On-foot images via @asphaltgold.