Nike Dunk Celebrates its 30th Birthday

April 8, 2015 at 8:50 am by Terez in Nike

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Four decades after the inception of the slam-dunk, Nike was just over 10 years old and basketball’s popularity was surging.  The year was 1985.  It will go down as one of the most pivotal years for Nike Basketball as it marks the year the Nike Dunk was born. Conceived from the hustle of a young design team, the Nike Dunk basketball shoe was driven by performance innovation that naturally translated to street style. The design solidified Nike’s focus on basketball and reinforced its obsession with creating product to make athletes better. Probably the shoe that started it all.-TO

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