With the resurgence of the Nike Dunk through collaboration-heavy models such as the Ben and Jerry’s and Dunk Low ‘Panda’ colourway, there’s plenty to choose from when you’re looking to buy a pair of Nike Dunks right now. However, there’s a way to get any colourway you want and make yourself a pair of custom Nike Dunks online through the brand’s ‘Nike By You’ system. This is a little-known way to make custom sneakers in Australia and the Dunk Low is one of our personal favourites.
What is Nike By You? Sneakerheads of yesteryear will remember the NikeID days when you could take some of Nike’s most popular lifestyle, athletic, or running sneakers, and customise them to create your perfect sneaker. Nike By You will appear very familiar, with the option to customise sports and lifestyle models with specific filters that change over time. Don’t like what you see today? Come back in a month and it’s likely the brand will give you new options e.g. a choice between leather, recycled twill or satin for the overlays, and rubber, regrind, or gum for the outsole.
It’s time you jumped into the creator and made yourself that dream colourway. Stuck? We’re starting you off with a few of our favourites below.
Table of contents
- Best Custom ‘Nike By You’ Dunk Lows
- Updates to the Nike Dunk Low ‘By You’ Configurator
- Alternatives to Your Own Custom Nike Dunks
- Your FAQs Answered
Best Custom ‘Nike By You’ Dunk Lows
Since Nike opened the door to white-toe boxes, the options are truly endless when it comes to the current custom Nike Dunks. If you’re looking to stick to the basics, choose from Black, Cool Grey, Hyper Royal, Team Red, and Team Orange to match the outsole. Otherwise, choose from one of the designs below for something a little outside the box and maybe even swap in that white toebox.
Ultimately, you’ll want to let those creative juices flow and make something truly you.
1. ‘Dior’ Dunk Low
Inspired by one of the most talked-about sneakers of 2020, the Dior x Air Jordan 1. This colourway is sure to be the most popular Nike By You Dunk Low.
2. ‘Fragment’ Dunk Low
This Dunk is inspired by the Fragment x Jordan 1. When it comes to Jordan 1’s the Fragment is up there with the best of them, so why not transform the colourway into a dunk.
3. ‘Kill Bill’ Dunk Low
Affectionately named for its yellow and black colourway the ‘Kill Bill’ or ‘Pittsburgh’ dunk low is a standout sneaker.
4. ‘Indigenous Australia’ Dunk Low
Showcasing the colours of the aboriginal flag, this Nike Dunk low showcases Australia’s indigenous heritage.
5. ‘Milo’ Dunk Low
This colourway puts an Aussie twist on famous sneaker collector Mayor’s ‘Strawberry Quik’ coloured bespoke Airforce One.
6. ‘The Black Album’ Dunk Low
Taking inspiration from one of the most sought-after Nike Airforce 1 models, the Black Album Dunk Low is as good as the rhymes from Jay-Z himself.
7. ‘Clot’ Dunk Low
Take the most expensive Nike Air Force 1 on StockX and you have the Clot Nike Dunk Low. At least these won’t set you back over $30k.
Updates to the Nike Dunk Low ‘By You’ Configurator
04/05/2022: Nike has updated the By You configurator, opening the door to white toe boxes and tongues in true ‘college colourway’ orientations. As it stands at the time of writing, users can choose from a range of colours for the overlays on the upper, however, colours are limited on the outsole. If you’re looking to create a traditional colour with a matching upper and outsole, you’ll be limited to Black, Cool Grey, Hyper Royal, Team Red, and Team Orange.
22/11/2022: Nike has added recycled twill to the customisation options. This includes a ‘mint green’ colour that is reminiscent of the famous Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Tiffany’.
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Your FAQs Answered
Nike added Dunks to its ‘By You’ program on January 4th allowing customers to customise their dunks, three days later the site crashed. Today, the By You Dunk is easily accessible and costs $170 in Australia.
Nike Dunk Lows can be purchased on the official Nike website in Australia.
Yes, the Nike By You custom sneaker designs are available in Australia and you can customise everything from Dunk Lows to Air Force 1s.
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