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- Nike just released images for the upcoming Nike Dunk Low “Jackie Robinson”
- The exclusive design will honor Robinson and the 75th anniversary of him breaking the color barrier
- Read more of the latest baseball news here
Nike is releasing an exclusive Nike Dunk Low to honor Jackie Robinson and the 75th anniversary of him breaking the color barrier.
The sneaker—titled Nike Dunk Low “Jackie Robinson”—features a royal blue and cream colorway. The cream upper appears to be of suede material, and the main swoosh on the side appears to be made from a unique fabric—if I had to guess, maybe a piece of wool similar to the kind used for baseball jerseys back in the day? Or a thicker suede material?
2022 #JackieRobinson Nike Dunk Low official images! 🧢⚾️🎉 pic.twitter.com/n5v2wBenNI
— zSneakerHeadz (@zSneakerHeadz) March 16, 2022
Exclusive details include a “42” on the heel of each sneaker and a mini-swoosh on the toe. There’s also a special 75th-anniversary logo at the tongue and baseball-stitch laces
Nike Dunk Low “Jackie Robinson” official images, celebrating the 75th anniversary of his MLB debut. Release April 2022, retail £100 / $110, style code (unknown). Online Nike SNKRS App and select Nike retailers.
Photo: @houseofheat pic.twitter.com/okFRzPKZcL
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Perhaps the coolest design note is the lettering on the overlay and insole. The lettering makes up one of Robinson’s most famous quotes that came on April 15th, 1947, when he spoke from Ebbets Field in Brooklyn,
Robinson: “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
These are nice 🤩
Jackie Robinson’s Nike dunk low ‘75th Anniversary’ is making some big noise
How we feeling these ?!?!? pic.twitter.com/BKzm5EJMmq
— Sneaker Con (@SneakerCon) March 17, 2022
When the Jackie Robinson Nike Dunk Low will Release
There’s no official date as to when the exclusive Dunk Low will release, but it will likely come on, if not near, Jackie Robinson Day.
Jackie Robinson Day is on April 15th. Every year on that date every player in Major League Baseball wears the number “42” in honor of Jackie.
Stay tuned for more updates on the release.