The Nike Dunk Low White Black (otherwise known as the Panda Dunks) was first released in March 2021 and immediately became one of the most demanded Nike shoes of the year. The black and white dunk low sneaker has since been rereleased and reissued multiple times. Despite this, their resale value holds strong and the sneaker continues to sell like hotcakes.
Whether you love them because of their versatility or hate them because you see them everywhere, Panda Dunks continue to be one of the strongest and long lasting trends of the past year. For those who either love or hate this shoe and are looking for a similar aesthetic, we’ve created a list of Panda Dunk Low alternative sneakers:
The Dunk Low Disrupt 2, known for its unorthodox structure, gets a monochrome ‘Panda’ makeover. Along with a white midsole and accent stitching, a base layer of white leather is present in the top. The leather overlays, laces, trim, heel, and outsole are all finished in black to complete the colorway's crisp details. This shoe is a great alternative to the Panda Dunk for those looking for something more unique.
The Air Jordan 1 Low ‘Shadow Toe’ pays homage to the original design from 1985 by including the "Shadow Toe" coloring. This Air Jordan 1 Low features a "Light Smoke Grey," white, and black color scheme with black and grey accents on the toe box, ankle collar, heels, and rubber outsole. The leather sections around the silhouette, the side fronts, up the eyelet panel, and across the tongue strings all have the same black hue as the embroidered Nike Air Wings logo on the sneaker's heel. The traditional Swoosh is also created in black because it dominates the primary mid-panel, which is white.
The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Stage Haze’, also known as ‘Bleached Coral’ takes on a mainly white, black, and grey build, with the pair's blocking having cracked black leather collars, Swooshes, and forefoot overlays, white leather collars and ankle flaps, and grey suede heel caps. The tongue logo has pink comas as a flash of color. The OG Low has a comparable setup, but it's anticipated to include more pink bursts at the toe and heel overlay, while choosing a black outsole.
The 550's comeback honors the 1989 original that helped define a basketball generation. The new 550 is plain, tidy, and true to its heritage. It was first worn by professional ballers in the 1980s and 1990s. The 550 ‘White Black Rain Cloud’ has a base made of white perforated leather, which is emphasized with overlays of black synthetic leather on the mudguard and heel. The white N on the side with black outlines or the 550 lettering in the same colors are examples of the brand's typical branding. The entire ensemble is supported by a white midsole, which is finished by a black and grey two-tone outsole.
The Air Jordan 4 Retro 'Military Black' features the same material composition and color scheme as the original 1989 'Military Blue' colorway. The forefoot overlay is composed of grey suede, while the top is constructed of smooth white leather. The TPU eyelets, molded heel tab, and Jumpman emblem on the woven tongue tag all have black accents. It has a visible Air-sole unit under the heel and is supported by a two-tone polyurethane midsole.