Nike Dunks are one of the most iconic sneakers ever created and over the years, some incredibly expensive pairs have been sold. These shoes come in all shapes and sizes, from collaborations with famous designers to limited releases, but they all share one thing: their high price tag.
This article will explore some of the most expensive Nike Dunks ever sold and discuss why they’re worth so much money. We’ll look at everything from rare styles to features that make them stand out from other sneakers on the market. So if you’re looking for a pair of unique shoes that WILL break your bank account, read on!
Off-White x Nike Dunk Low
Retail Price: $170
Aftermarket Price: $925
Release Date: 12/20/2019
The most budget-friendly pair on our list is Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Dunk Low Collection that’s a testament to his ingenious talent for deconstruction and invention. Released in December 2019, this capsule features a Pine Green and white leather upper with vibrant Flywire lacing, an eye-catching orange Swoosh on the side, bold branding along the medial side, and raw-edged tongue detail representing Abloh’s signature style; all atop a classic rubber cup sole that completes its circle of aesthetics.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Tokyo”
Retail Price: $60
Aftermarket Price: $14,000
Release Date: 01/01/2004
The Nike SB Dunk Low Tokyo is the first in a series of iconic geographical Dunks, including those from London, Paris, and NYC. Released in 2004 with 202 limited edition pairs produced exclusively through a company lottery system, this highly sought-after sneaker comes encased within an exquisite silver box that adds to its allure. These aesthetically pleasing sneakers have quickly become collector’s items due to their rarity – going for around $14,000 online!
Nike SB Dunk Low “What The Dunk”
Aftermarket Price: $7,625
Release Date: 10/01/2007
Nike SB created the limited edition ‘What The Dunk?’ sneaker to celebrate their inaugural skate film, “Nothing But the Truth”, which featured its team of riders. Constructed with panels, shoelaces, tongues, and outsoles from 31 Dunks combined into one shoe – only one was inaccessible to customers; a neon green lining on the left side taken from an eBay Dunk that was exclusively available in 1-of-1 size. This rare yet eye-catching piece offers a hint of exclusivity for those brave enough to add it to their collection!
Diamond Supply x Nike SB Dunk Low “Canary Yellow” (Friends & Family)
Aftermarket Price: $3,840
Release Date: 11/03/2018
The Diamond x Dunk Low SB ‘Yellow’ was exclusively released in a limited quantity of 250 pairs during 2018 ComplexCon. Unfortunately, due to two consecutive days of riots, the launch had to be postponed and rescheduled at a later date. Of all three colorways, only this yellow variant could be acquired from either ComplexCon 2018 or as an exclusive giveaway for Friends & Family with the Diamond & Co team.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Freddy Krueger
Aftermarket Price: $29,000
Release Date: Never Released
The Nike Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Freddy Krueger’ pays its respects to the legendary horror icon of Nightmare on Elm Street fame. Featuring a two-tone textile base that mirrors Freddy’s signature striped sweater, beige leather overlays with blood splatters for added effect, and finally a shimmering silver Swoosh reminiscent of his razor-sharp claws from his glove – this sample release was sure to become an instant classic among sneaker aficionados!
Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Low “Yellow Lobster”
Aftermarket Price: $16,500
Release Date: 07/27/2009
The ‘Yellow Lobster’ Dunk Low Premium SB is not unlike its red and blue siblings, except this highly limited colorway was never made available for purchase. Rather, it was distributed amongst friends and family as a low-top with varying yellow hues on the upper; plus brown leather Swoosh accents alongside speckled overlays to finish off the look.
Nike SB Dunk Low “London”
Aftermarket Price: $7,005
Release Date: 01/01/2004
The awe-inspiring “London” Nike SB Dunk Low is part of the exclusive City Series, alongside Tokyo, Paris, and New York iterations. It showcases an exquisite design with River Thames embroidery on its heel – celebrating this iconic waterway that has been so integral to London’s past and present history. A limited 202 pairs were released worldwide!
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low “Black Cement” 2002
Aftermarket Price: $2,850
Release Date: 09/01/2002
The Supreme x Dunk Low Pro SB ‘Black Cement’ stands out in its introduction of the iconic elephant print to a non-Jordan sneaker. Dark black leather forms an elegant backdrop with glossy nubuck overlays, while classic oval laces and Swoosh don Nike’s signature black hue. Accenting it all is a vibrant touch of red on the inner lining that makes this 2002 collaboration between Nike SB and Supreme truly pop!
Reese Forbes x Nike SB Dunk Low “Denim”
Aftermarket Price: $10,000
Release Date: 12/01/2002
Not only has Reese Forbes’ iconic collaboration with Natas Kaupas on the SB Dunk been a timeless classic, but its distressed denim design has also inspired many other customizers and collaborators such as Jordan Brand and Levi’s.
Staple x Nike SB Dunk Low “NYC Pigeon”
Aftermarket Price: $38,000
Release Date: 03/01/2005
Jeff Staple’s iconic “NYC Pigeon” Dunk launch in 2005 was arguably the most intense sneaker release of all time–with customers needing to be hustled out the back door and into cabs for fear of being attacked by an anxious mob waiting to get a hand on this very limited release.
Nike SB Dunk Low “Paris”
Aftermarket Price: $19,835
Release Date: 03/01/2002
In 2003, Nike SB created a special White Dunk Exhibition to tour various cities. As an homage to Paris, this distinct pair was crafted with tan suede and canvas overlays that were printed using the artwork of French painter Bernard Buffet – making each one unique since there was only a limited production run of 202 pairs!
Which Dunks Are Your Favorite?
From deadstock Freddy Krueger-inspired designs to eye-catching collaborations with Supreme and Staple – Nike Dunks have been at the center of sneaker culture since they first hit shelves in 2002. In addition to their unique style, most of these exclusive releases are now worth thousands of dollars due to their rarity.
Which of these most expensive Nike Dunks is your favorite? What makes them so special and worth such a high price? Let us know in the comments below!