Vault's selection of the best Dunks 2021

Few shoes can rival the year that the Nike Dunk has had. From cult sneakerhead favorite to the most sought-after staple, the Nike Dunk saw an unprecedented rise to stardom thanks to a string of high-profile collaborations and a little help from celebrities. And, while the part-court, part-skate silhouette is almost known by everyone, here is a list of Nike Dunks colorways from 2021 that are ,for us, the best ones by far.


Nike Dunk Low UNC

A UNC. You saw that one coming! The love for the “University Blue” is everlasting. They’re inspired by the University of North Carolina, which is the college that MJ attended during his NCAA career. A UNC colorway is always a good idea, especially when it’s a Dunk. Has been number 1 for us for a long time now.


Nike Dunk Low Michigan

Another university shoe made it to our Best Nike Dunks list: The Michigan Dunk Low. This is the third consecutive year that we see this colorway drop, and the third time’s always a charm. This pair featured the same old university gold and midnight navy colors on the leather uppers. We sure enjoyed this Déjà vu drop just like every other time. Another favourite at the Vault.

Nike Dunk low Green Glow

We love pastels all year round, but when summer’s on the horizon it feels rude to not have at least one highlight pastel palette in your rotation. The Nike Dunk Low Green Glow dropped on April 16 and it’s a certified summer MVP. Number 3 on our list.


Nike Dunk High Syracuse

Varsity colorways are a surefire win. We’re yet to see a varsity-inspired color combination that we don’t like. There’s something intrinsically eye-catching about the two-tone palettes and Syracuse’s orange and white iteration is testament to that.


Nike Dunk Low White Black "Panda"

It’s not the first time that we’ve seen the Nike Dunk Low dressed in white and black, and we’re still in love with it. If you’re looking for a Dunk colorway to wear day in, day out, then this one should be top of your list. 


Nike Dunk Low Photon Dust

We’ve seen a few really successful white and grey Nike releases this year, and one of them is the Nike Dunk Low Photon Dust. Released on April 16, this pair features a supple white leather upper with almost tonal grey overlays for a pared-back finish. It is just very simple but very nice and easy to wear.


Nike Dunk High Vast Grey

In a sneaker world that often rewards the designs that shout the loudest, it’s sometimes the most minimal colorways that land the best. Again, soft colour that are super easy to wear with almost anything! The Nike Dunk High Vast Grey dropped on February 25 and was an instant success. No surprises there.


Nike Dunk Low Laser Orange

Last but not least, we’ll end this list with another Dunk that’ll shine upon your days. The “Laser Orange Dunk” dropped in June and is a Women’s exclusive. With the usual two-tone color-blocking, other than the white, this pair’s second color is a flashy orange that’s as bright as your sneakerhead’s future… We hope. This full-on leather pair is perfect for everyone, not just the ladies, and is definitely the right Dunk to flex in this hot Summer weather.


Thank you for reading and we hope you will be rocking one of these beauties for the summer coming ! Find them all on the website and many more. Please do not hesitate to ask us question via em-mail or our social media platforms!

Thank you

The Vault

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