Original Story (07/15/22): Nike is expected to release a handful of special edition Dunk Lows for its sponsored HBCUs in the near future. Florida A&M University (FAMU), which inked a multi-year partnership with Nike in 2021, will be included in this project.
The FAMU Dunk Low comes dressed in the university’s colors, with white leather used for the base of the upper, orange for the overlays, and green for the Swoosh. Special details include the school’s rattlesnake mascot Rattler on the tongue tags, the school’s founding year 1887 on the heels, and COLAC (short for “College Of Love And Charity”) embroidered on the lateral toe. Other neat details include FAMU’s “We Bragg Different” motto embroidered across the lower heels (a nod to Bragg Memorial Stadium) and the Rattlers chant on the inner tongue tag: “Strike, Strike, and Strike Again.” As a final touch, a snakeskin graphic print can be seen through the clear outsoles.
Grab a look at the FAMU x Nike Dunk Low below. Look for these to drop in the coming months on Nike.com and at select retailers. Other schools Stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Florida A&M University x Nike Dunk Low
Style Code: DR6188-800
Release Date: October 7, 2022 (FAMU)
Release Date: October 22, 2022 (SNKRS)
Price: $120 USD
Update (10/17/22): SNKRS release has been pushed back to October 22nd.
Update (10/11/22): The Florida A&M University Dunk Low is part of a four-piece HBCU “Yardrunners” collection with each colorway designed by an alumna from the school. The FAMU colorway was designed by Caitlyn Davis.
The pack also includes colorways for CAU, TSU, and N.C. A&T. Each released at NBHD retailers near their respective campuses on October 7th. A wider release will take place later this month to coincide with homecoming, while a SNKRS release is set for October 18th.
First look photos via woganwodeyang: