Classic models from Nike continue to be the most popular in the sneaker community today. Yet, we can’t deny that the Beaverton sportswear giant’s Dunk is the biggest fan favorite. Especially ones that are owned by celebrities or sneaker collabs that are just plain dope. But no matter how much you love the Dunks, we’re sure that many have forgotten that these kicks were originally designed for the b-ball game. No worries, though. This next LeBron James Dunk drop will remind your sneakerheads of the OG roots. Not only that, but it will also pay homage to the one and only Los Angeles Lakers.
A LeBron James Dunk in Court Purple Lakers Vibes
The structure of this LeBron James Dunk is what you’d expect: a blend of Black, Opti Yellow, Court Purple, and White. A Laker’s shoe. What’d you expect? Aside from Lakers’ signature colors, the upper of the shoe consists of black canvas material, adorned with purple leather overlays. An all-dark Dunk with a screaming highlight, thanks to the Swoosh. To embrace the Lakers vibes, a bold Swoosh hits the sides in a bright yellow hue.
What’s up with the “EMB”, though?
The acronym “EMB” represents ‘Embossed’, and it nods to the famed Los Angeles NBA franchise. The most notable element of this LeBron James Dunk is the bold ‘NIKE’ embroidered at the heel, which mimics the Lakers’ famous motif. You can find a touch of vintage athletics aesthetic with cool retro logos on the tongues and on the bright green insoles of the pair. A traditional white midsole atop a black rubber outsole tops it all off.
Retailing for $110, look for the Nike Dunk High EMB “Lakers” to hit shelves towards the end of the month, on the 28th of May.
Nike Dunk High EMB “Lakers”
Color: Black/Opti Yellow-Court Purple-White
Release Date: May 28, 2021
Average Resale Price: $196
Whether you’re a fan or not, this pair is a must-have for the crazy Nike collectors. The sick collab is already doing pretty well on the resale market. So even if you don’t have a flexin’ plan for this pair, you can cop it for some Summer cash. We ain’t saying you’ll be making a load of profit with one pair. But if you manage to cop multiple pairs, reselling each one for an average of $196, that’ll do you pretty good, fam. So set your calendars for the 28th of May and make sure you get your own copy of the best bot out there!