Special “packs” are nothing new to Nike. They have been collaborating and giving shine to certain markets for many years. 2005 was the year that we saw the “Clerks” pack come about. Consisting of three waves of three sneakers apiece, reputable Nike retailers were given the opportunity to create a sneaker of their own with the “clerks” holding design control. The first wave belonged to Los Angeles who were represented by Stussy and the Blazer Mid, Union and their Air Force 180 and UNDFTD with the Dunk High NL featured here.
The Nike Dunk has gone from a basketball model to skate to casual usage over its long history. The height of its popularity was during the turn of the century into the mid-2000’s thanks in part to exclusive colorways released in certain markets, as well as the Nike SB craze. Although the low-top as the choice for many collaborations, the highs also received plenty of love during that time period. UNDFTD’s “Clerk” build consisted of the slimmer “NL” aka no-liner choice. This stripped the liner of its normal padding resulting in a streamlined upper.
UNDFTD’s love to use of bright colors and this base was the perfect choice for them to mix with premium materials. High quality brown leather on the toe and wine heel panels, while calf-skin leather in Blue Reef was featured on the toe and tongue. Cotton Candy Swoosh paired with a two-tone green sole added more color to the sneaker’s look. As with the whole pack these were a Tier Zero release with limited quantities, about 5,000 units worldwide, released. These Dunk High NL’s another timeless look from the UNDFTD catalog.