Original Story (07/18/22): Nike is gearing up for the release of special Dunk Low colorways for some of its sponsored HBCUs, such as the recently revealed Florida A&M University edition. Another school that is getting its own Dunk Low is Clark Atlanta University, a member of the Nike-sponsored Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC).
The CAU Dunk Low features a black, grey, and red color scheme with a mismatching color blocking across the left and right shoes. The CAU Panthers logo appears on the tongue tags as well as on the bottom of the see-through outsoles. Another special touch is the extra shoelaces that come printed with the school’s motto, “Find A Way Or Make One.” As a final touch, 1988 is embroidered on the heels, nodding to the year the HBCU was established through the consolidation of its two parent institutions, Atlanta University and Clark College.
Check out the Clark Atlanta University x Nike Dunk Low below. Look for these to drop in the coming months on Nike.com and at select retailers.
Clark Atlanta University x Nike Dunk Low
Style Code: DR6189-001
Release Date: October 7, 2022 (CAU)
Release Date: October 11, 2022 (SNKRS)
Price: $120 USD
Update (10/06/22): The Clark Atlanta University Dunk Low is part of a four-piece HBCU “Yardrunners” collection with each colorway designed by an alum from the school. The CAU colorway was designed by Heather Haynes.
The pack also includes colorways for FAMU, TSU, and N.C. A&T. Each will release at NBHD retailers near their respective campuses to coincide with homecoming. A special release for the CAU colorway will be going down on campus on Friday, October 7th exclusively for students and alumni, in partnership with Wish Atlanta. Each will also release on SNKRS, with the CAU pair dropping on October 11th.
Update (09/28/22): Check out official images of the CAU x Nike Dunk Low below:
First look photos via woganwodeyang: