Nike Dunk High Game Royal Background, Release Details, and Estimated Resale Value

Nike has been going all-in with their Dunk lineup in 2021 and finally, fans get to see a close retro to the famed Nike Dunk High Kentucky from 1985! The Nike Dunk High Game Royal release date is set for June 11th for a retail price of $110. Stick around for all the details!

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Before we take a closer look at the Nike Dunk High Game Royal 2021. Let me briefly walk you through its history.

Nike Dunk History | The Rise Of College Basketball

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The Nike Dunks released in 1985, along with the flagship Air Jordan 1 which instantly became a hit.

The Nike Dunks, on the other hand, was a slow burner and amassed the legions of fans that it has over the years. This meant that back in the day, you could have just walked into a store and grabbed yourself a brand new Dunk even days after the release!

Peter Moore, the designer of the Nike Dunk, rode the college basketball popularity wave and announced a partnership with various U.S universities by providing them with their very own Nike Dunks.

This campaign was called the “College Colors Program” and was a huge success. It allowed students to show support for their universities in fashion and simultaneously sky-rocketed popularity for the Nike Dunks.

Among those sneakers was the Nike Dunk High “Kentucky” which would see a low-top retro release in 2020. The Nike Dunk High White Game Royal, however, is possibly the closest retro we’re going to get of the Dunk High Kentucky.

To help us estimate its resale value, let’s head over to StockX to assess a similar shoe.

Nike Dunk High Syracuse (2021)

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Retail Price: $110

Peak Resell: $1,100

Release Date: 03/10/2021


After being re-released in 2016 and then as a low-top in 2020, the Nike Dunk High Syracuse (2021) dropped in March as a highly anticipated retro Dunk High.

The color blocking stays true to the originals with white leather underlays and blazing orange overlays. The former appears on the side panels, toe boxes, and collars, while the latter provides contrast on the scuff-guards, Swooshes, and eye stays.

White midsoles and orange outsoles complete the look.

This Dunk High is currently reselling for around $200 which is a $90 gross profit. Expect similar profits from the Nike Dunk High Game Royal.

Nike Dunk High Game Royal | A Closer Look

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Retail Price: $110

Estimated Resell: $220

Release Date: June 11th/2021

Colorway: White/Game Royal-Total Orange

Keeping things true and simple, this Dunk High features color tones and blockings just as they were on the 1985 Dunk Highs.

Clean white leather covers the side panels, perforated toe boxes, and throats that lead up to a pair of white nylon tongues with the titular Game Royal “Nike” branding.

The overlays are dressed in rich Game Royal hues that cover the Swooshes, scuff-guards, eye stays, sock liners, and heel pulls. Meanwhile, blue interiors are set ablaze with “Total Orange” Nike branding.

White midsoles and Game Royal outsoles finish off this relatively simple design.

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How To Buy For Retail

These sneakers are set to release in adult, Grade School, and Little Kids’ sizing comes June 11th via select retailers and Nike SNKRS. The retail price for men’s sizes is set at $110.

Estimated Resell

Due to the rise in frequency of Nike Dunk releases, I wouldn’t expect crazy-high profits. However, still expect these to sell out within seconds.

Using my estimated resell value, expect gross profits of around $100 per pair. That’s “Good” according to our Hype Meter.


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Nike Dunk High Game Royal

Retail Price: $110

Estimated Resell: $220

Release Date: June 11th/2021

Where to Buy: (Retail) Nike SNKRS

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Looking for something with a little more frills? Check out the Ambush x Nike Dunk High Deep Royal that’s also releasing soon.

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Mohammad Yousaf

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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