The Nike Dunks saw their peak earlier these past couple of years; however, Nike overplayed their hand in the perspective of resellers and released too many colorways, leading to a fall in their resale value, but some remain trending. Today, we go through some of the best Nike Dunk Highs to Resell that include a bunch of recent releases that you should get your hands on!

The reselling market is still going strong, and although the Nike Dunks have sort of fallen off, you should still not sleep on them as they can be quite profitable.

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Before we take a closer look at some of the trending Nike Dunk Highs, let’s go over the history of this iconic silhouette!

Nike Dunk High History

Nike Dunk High Resale Value Indicating a Gradual Fall
Nike Dunk High Resale Value Indicating a Gradual Fall

You wouldn’t have to go very far to find out “who created the Nike Dunk?” Michael Jordan’s hallmark model wasn’t the only one available; the Dunk was also developed by Peter C. Moore, who also created the Air Jordan 1.

The name was abruptly altered on the 40th anniversary of the first slam dunk that happened to fall in 1985. The Dunk, which was developed expressly for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and first made its debut in 1985, soon gained popularity. The cause? For color inspiration, it looked to colleges.

As part of Nike’s “Be True To Your School” promotion, seven first colorways were launched specifically for top institutions.

The Universities of Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, Villanova, Syracuse, St. John’s, and UNLV were selected, and the shoes were made available in 1985. The Nike Terminator was the seventh sneaker designed specifically for Georgetown with its colors.

The Nike Dunks were bound for success because they captured the essence of each institution. Nike’s advertising effort had been a slam dunk. They made the shoes more accessible to fans and other students by sponsoring the top college basketball teams.

Despite the Nike Dunk’s early triumph, things were fast shifting. Despite the Dunk’s success, it quickly went out of date due to Nike’s fast technological advancement.

It had been replaced as the in-demand shoe by models like the Air Max 1, Air Jordan 3, and Air Jordan 4.

The Dunk would then soon be available on clearance racks and discount bins. Even though it was no longer used on the court, skaters—an underground group—became fans of the Dunk.

Following 2019, however, the silhouette found new life with resellers as Nike began pushing out hotter and more in-demand retro colorways like the Nike Dunk High Game Royal.

Other exciting collaborations like the Concepts x Nike Dunk High Turdunken also made sneaker news headlines, and the Dunk High was back on top.

After Nike’s barrage of new colorways in 2021, however, the reselling subsided to an extent, but there still are trending colorways that are great to resell.

Let’s take a look at some of the best Nike Dunk Highs to Resell in 2022.

Nike Dunk High Panda

  • Retail Price: $110
  • Estimated Resell: $270
  • Release Date: Friday, May 28th, 2021
  • Colorway: Black/White
  • Style Code: DD1399-103
Nike Dunk High Panda Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Panda Quarter View

The Nike Dunk Low Panda in Black/White is one of the most popular colorways to be released in recent memory, and although not as popular, the High-Tops, too, are worth a pretty penny on the secondary market.

These sneakers feature a smooth leather build with a plain but admirable black and white color scheme like some of the OG colorways. Two tonal colorways seem to be the most popular when it comes to the Nike Dunks.

Black leather appears on the toes, eye stays, and heel overlays, while crisp white leather can be seen on the side panels, collar underlays, and on the perforated toe boxes.

White throats lead up to matching white tongues with white tags and contrasting fire red Nike branding.

The side panels feature additional leather Swooshes on each side white clean white midsoles and rugged black outsoles complete the design.

On the secondary market, these kicks are worth north of $270, which is impressive as, unlike many other colorways, these have held their value and are expected to continue to do so!

Nike Dunk High Fossil Rose

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Estimated Resell: $170
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: AURA/PHANTOM-FOSSIL ROSE-SUMMIT WHITE
  • Style Code: DH7576-400
Nike Dunk High Fossil Rose Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Fossil Rose Quarter View

Over the years, the Nike Dunk High and low have been surpassed by Nike’s Air technology which is part of the reason why sales for the sneaker initially dropped off.

However, with the emergence of the Nike SB Dunk Line and people starting to wear these as lifestyle shoes, the Swoosh started implementing more lifestyle materials on the upper, leading to higher demand and, most importantly for resellers, a higher value.

The Nike Dunk High Fossil Rose is set to feature a leather and suede build embellished by pastel colors. The uppers feature white suede on the side panels, collar underlays, and perforated toe boxes.

Meanwhile, furry Fossil Rose suede covers the toes and the collars while the same hue in smooth leather appears on the eye stays.

White throats that are wrapped up in Fossil laces lead up to a pair of matching Aura plain tongues while matching fossil suede Swooshes cover the side panels. White midsoles and titular Fossil outsoles with a typical rubber sole finish off the look.

On the secondary market, expect gross profits of around $50 per pair if you buy at the right time and cop for the retail price of $120 per pair.

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Nike Dunk High Court Purple

  • Retail Price: $110
  • Estimated Resell: $150
  • Release Date: Q4 2022
  • Colorway: White/Court Purple
  • Style Code: DD1869-112
Nike Dunk High Court Purple Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Court Purple Quarter View

OG Nike Dunk Highs are also something that fans should definitely keep their eyes on. The vast majority of sneakerheads prefer original or two-tonal colorways as that usually leads to a much higher resale value and decent profit margins.

The Nike Dunk High Court Purple is expected to release later in 2022 and features a two-tonal color scheme consisting of white and the iconic Court purple. White leather appears on the perforated toe boxes side panels and the collar underlays.

Meanwhile, a smooth court of purple leather appears on the toes, eye stays, and collars of the Nike Dunk High.

Toe boxes lead up to white throats that are enveloped by traditional court purple laces and lead to matching titular tongues with what appears to be embroidered Nike branding.

Interiors also feature matching purple material with white inserts and black Nike Swooshes. Coming to the side panels, a different shade of purple is used on the leather Swooshes, which carries a darker tinge.

Crisp white midsoles and titular purple outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these kicks should be worth above $150 per pair. Although that is not a whole lot if you’re able to cop multiple pairs, that’s a good day’s work!

 Nike Dunk High Mocha

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Estimated Resell: $140
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: Tan-Brown/White
  • Style Code: DJ6189-201
Nike Dunk High Mocha Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Mocha Quarter View

The Mocha hue, which consists of earthy color tones reminiscent of coffee, is a very popular and old colorway by Nike that has been implemented many times on the iconic Air Force 1.

Coming to this Nike Dunk High Mocha, uppers consist of leather earthy color tones all over with hints of white.

Dark mocha covers the toes, eye stays, and heel overlays, while a lighter tan shade wraps the leather on the perforated toe boxes, side panels, and throats. The throats are wrapped in traditional white laces, complementing the white leather Swooshes on the sides.

White midsoles and titular outsoles finish off the design.

Although these won’t be great to resell, I doubt they’ll lose any value either on the secondary market.

Nike Dunk High Halloween 2022 (GS)

  • Retail Price: $N/A
  • Estimated Resell: $130
  • Release Date: Fall, 2022
  • Colorway: Black/Orange
  • Style Code: DB2179-004
Nike Dunk High Halloween Side View
Nike Dunk High Halloween Side View

Halloween is a time when Nike goes all out with a number of fittingly themed releases that are often very popular but only sustain their value around that particular time.

Air Force 1 has seen the Halloween implementation, as have the Air Max, Nike Dunk High, and Low.

This time, the Swoosh is set to give the same treatment to the Nike Dunk High. Uppers on this sneaker feature bright orange and black color scheme with bright orange covering the toes, eye stays heel overlays, and side Swooshes.

On the other hand, black leather appears on the side panels, perforated toe boxes, and the collar underlays. White tongue tags with branding, white midsoles, and tan rubber outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, these sneakers should be worth around $130 on the secondary market which leaves plenty of margins as this is a GS release.

Nike Dunk High Homer Simpson

  • Retail Price: N/A
  • Estimated Resell: $200+
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: Blue Chill/White-Amarillo
  • Style Code: DD1399-401
Nike Dunk High Homer Simpson Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Homer Simpson Quarter View

The Simpsons is a show that most people are familiar with and have been a fan favorite for the longest time. Many sneaker manufacturers have collaborated with the show or have paid homage to the popular TV series with character-themed releases.

In the past, Nike has released an SB Dunk Low Pro modeled after Bart Simpson with hues that are reminiscent of the character’s clothing and yellow skin tone that sneaker is currently worth almost $300.

A Marge Simpson release has also been introduced in the past, which currently holds a value of over a whopping $1,000 on markets such as StockX. This time, Nike commemorates Homer Simpson with their latest upcoming Nike Dunk High.

Uppers on this sneaker feature a light blue and white color scheme. Light blue leather appears on the toes, eye stays, and heel overlays, while clean white leather covers the perforated toe boxes, side panels, and collars.

White throats are wrapped in matching white laces, leading up to a pair of white tongues with yellow branding, hinting at the signature skin tones of The Simpson characters.

Clean white midsoles and matching light blue outsoles finish off the design of this likely memorable colorway.

Since this is a Simpsons-themed release, I believe they’ll be very profitable. Expect a resale price of around $200 to $300 per pair.

Nike Dunk High Reverse Golden Rod

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Estimated Resell: $160
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: University Gold/Black-White-Habanero Red
  • Style Code: DD1399-700
Nike Dunk High Reverse Goldenrod Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Reverse Goldenrod Quarter View

The Nike Dunk Goldenrod is an iconic sneaker that has been retroed a few times.

The uppers on this sneaker, in particular, feature similar hues but with the color blocking inverted.

Uppers feature black leather toes, eye stays, and heel overlays, while golden leather appears on the perforated toe boxes, side panels, and the collars of the shoe.

Golden throats are covered with matching laces that blend right in and lead up to a pair of black tongues with contrasting red Nike branding. Black appears on the sock liners as well, while clean white midsoles and black outsoles finish off the design.

On the secondary market, expect gross profits of around $40 per pair or more! The Nike Dunk Low Goldenrod 2021 is still worth over $200, so we are hopeful with this one.

Nike Dunk High LXX “Cinnabar”

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Estimated Resell: $170
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: CINNABAR/MARS STONE/SAIL/WHITE
  • Style Code: DX0346-600
Nike Dunk High LXX Cinnabar Quarter View
Nike Dunk High LXX Cinnabar Quarter View

Last but not least, we’re hoping to see the release of the Nike Dunk High LXX Cinnabar, which dons a white, red and maroon color scheme.

Uppers feature red smooth leather on the toes, eye stays, and heel overlays, while Sail covers the toe boxes, side panels, and the collars. Red laces wrap up the matching sail throats and lead up to red tags with Nike branding.

White midsoles with red borders and matching red outsoles finish off the design. On the secondary market, these kicks should be worth around $170 per pair!


FAQs on Nike Dunk Highs

Is Dunk Better High or Low?

The answer is simple. For flexibility chose the Dunk Low but for better ankle support, chose the Nike Dunk High.

What are Nike Dunks used for?

The Nike Dunks were specifically meant for basketball but today, with the introduction of more advanced sneakers, they’re mostly worn casually.

How long do Dunks last?

Not very long. The average lifespan of the Nike Dunks is around 3 years.

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Mohammad Yousaf

As a business student, Mohammad was thoroughly impressed with where the secondary market was heading for sneakers. He quickly realized that what used to be considered as a side hustle, was now the main income stream for many. He has studied the game ever since.

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