The Nike Dunk has been one of the most profitable sneakers of recent memory, and although the increase in releases somewhat killed that, they are still very profitable, but collaborations with companies such as Undefeated take that profitability to the next level. Today, we go through the 7 most profitable Undefeated Dunks for resale.

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Undefeated does not have any scheduled releases with the Nike Dunks, but they have done so a multitude of times throughout their history, and almost everyone has been very profitable.

In fact, almost any Nike x Undefeated release has been a hit. The UNDFT x Nike Air Max collection, for example, has been very popular as the duo released a number of unique colorways for the Air Max 90 alone.

Undefeated continues its successful run with Nike and to commemorate that history; we go through a few of the most profitable Dunks throughout history.

Undefeated x Nike: A Brief History

The LA-based streetwear and sneaker store UNDEFEATED was founded in 2002 by Eddie Cruz and James Bond and has been a pioneer in both industries for over 20 years.

UNDEFEATED expanded its empire by crossing the Pacific to establish a foothold in Asia, having sites across China and Japan. They have an extensive list of shoe partnerships, most notably with Nike and Jordan Brand, which demonstrate their willingness to forge new ties.

The Five Strike team and Team Swoosh have developed one of the most fruitful collaborations in the sneaker world over the course of over two decades of work together. Here is a brief recap of some of the highlights.

The Air Force 1 was made popular in New York City and has long been a favorite among West Coast sneaker aficionados.

When UNDEFEATED unveiled its debut project based on the cult shoe in 2006, the resulting collaboration colorways quickly rose to the top of the market.

Beginning with the 500-pair AF-1 Low Inside/Out “Shemagh” release in 2006, which was inspired by a Middle Eastern headpiece, UNDEFEATED elevated things with their “Fukijama” hues.

Although the initial version (blue) was never officially released to the public, it is said that 100 pairs were created and distributed to the Entourage cast and crew. Three years later, in the summer of 2009, a second edition (gold) with lasering by Mark Smith was made available.

It’s reasonable to assume that the Dunk is the shoe that gave UNDEFEATED their start. A Friends and Family Dunk High from Nike connected up the business in 2002, only a few months after it opened its doors to the sneaker community.

Remember that this was before Nike SB was introduced and the subsequent “Golden Era” for the Dunk, thus, the release was more of an IYKYK situation. Unsurprisingly, the basic white colorway was re-released in 2013, this time with the Five Strikes insignia added to the tongue.

A military-inspired colorway and a multicolored No-Liner (NL) project, both of which had fewer than 1000 pairs issued, were the results of follow-up collaborations by UNDEFEATED in 2003 and 2005, continuing their love of rare Dunk Highs.

 In 2016, they ultimately chose a larger distribution, perfecting a Dunk High Lux with a bigger logo.

The Dunk Low, however, may be the item that UNDEFEATED is most famous for, despite their seeming fondness of the High.

The Nike Dunk Low Premium “Splatter” Hyperstrike in 2008 was the culmination of events that began in 2003 with a graffiti-inspired “Splatter” colorway (only 24 pairs released).

The latter was first assumed to be a collaboration with UNDEFEATED since the sneaker was only made available at the Los Angeles location. But in reality, it was a unique endeavor for the LA-based fashion print monthly Metro.Pop.

Over the years, the duo released multiple Nike Dunks, and now, we’ll be going through the top 8 most profitable.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk Low On It Dunk vs AF1

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Average Resell: $180
  • Release Date: Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
  • Colorway: SIGNAL BLUE/WHITE-NIGHT PURPLE
  • Style Code: DH6508-400
Nike Dunk Low X Undefeated 5 On It Quarter View
Nike Dunk Low X Undefeated 5 On It Quarter View

The second installment of their “Dunk vs. AF-1” offerings from UNDEFEATED and Nike features a “5 On It”-branded Air Force 1 Low and a Dunk Low. The “5 On It” offers a different inspiration, namely material allusions from the late ’90s and early ’00s, a time period seen by many sneakerheads as the “golden era” of Nike Sportswear.

Whereas the first release from the “Dunk vs AF-1” collection concentrated on flipping existing color schemes between the Dunk and the Air Force 1, the “5 On It” offers a different approach.

The “5 On It” name for the line is a direct reference to the number of materials needed to make each shoe.

The designers of UNDEFEATED were charged with using four material references from the late 1990s and early 2000s as well as an additional “strange material” as a wildcard to complete the aesthetic.

This task led to a purple and blue combination on the Dunk Low with a white Swoosh, a white Five Strike hit, a yellowed midsole, and a purple outsole.

Full-grain leather, canvas, nubuck, hairy suede, and trademark snakeskin, which adorns the mudguard and eye stays, were among the materials chosen.

The challenge was translated on the Air Force 1 Low with a white and grey upper, supported by vibrant flashes of red and blue, sitting on a white midsole and a cream outsole.

Snakeskin is once again employed as the “exotic material” on the red Swoosh and blue heel tab, joining leather, suede, nubuck, and canvas as materials that are all present and proper.

On the secondary market, these sneakers have a decent resale value at around $180 per pair on StockX.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk High White Infrared

  • Retail Price: $175
  • Average Resell: $210
  • Release Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2016
  • Colorway: WHITE/INFRARED-BLACK
  • Style Code: 826668-160
Nike Dunk High Undefeated White Infrared Quarter View
Nike Dunk High Undefeated White Infrared Quarter View

These have been so long in coming that you may have completely forgotten about them by this point. Once again appearing, the Undefeated x Nike Dunk Lux seems to be nearing release, but before that, we take a look at these classics.

The sneaker has some really big branding in the shape of “Nike” and “1985” splashed on each lateral quarter panel below the Infrared Swooshes, making it one of the more distinctive Dunk colorways we’ve seen in a while.

The popular “Just Do It” phrase is displayed on a black and white patch on the tongue, continuing the eye-catching typographic designs there. The blatantly labeled Dunks are finished with co-branded hangtags in Infrared.

Undefeated x Nike sneakers are not the most profitable collaborations out there, but they make sneaker news headlines and usually sell out very quickly. These are some of the best sneakers out there in terms of general wearability and clout.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk Low Canteen

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Average Resell: $222
  • Release Date: Friday, June 18th, 2021
  • Colorway: CANTEEN/LEMON FROST-PALOMINO
  • Style Code: DH3061-200
Nike Dunk Low Undefeated Canteen Dunk Vs. AF1 Pack Quarter View
Nike Dunk Low Undefeated Canteen Dunk Vs. AF1 Pack Quarter View

The UNDEFEATED brand collaborated with McLaren to create a special wrap for the ASMP #7 vehicle. Additionally, the LA-based company reconnected with Nike to create a new Dunk Low in commemoration of its most recent excursion into racing.

UNDEFEATED’s more recent rendition of the Dunk, which can be seen on the feet of co-founder James Bond in an associated video, has comparable detailing to its Air Force 1 Low “Canteen” from 2006.

According to a Sneaker News article, this is part of a broader Nike Sportswear strategy, which switches out popular Air Force 1 and Dunk hues for the rival model to add a splash of “alternative history.”

The aforementioned Dunk, which borrows from Bond’s penchant for military-inspired designs, has a mudguard and eyestays with a brown and white houndstooth pattern, as well as simple brown cloth quarters and toe boxes that are trimmed in thick brown leather piping.

Further brown leather is utilized on the collar and heel, while a white Five Strike logo on the lateral heel adds more branded flare. A yellow Swoosh also appears on the heel. The style is completed with Nike wordmarks on the heel tab, brown laces, white midsoles, and brown outsoles.

These kicks are surely one of the most popular collaborations of Undefeated with Nike and the resale value on the secondary market reflects that opinion. These are currently reselling for over $100 of their retail price.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk Low 5 On it Triple Black

  • Retail Price: $120
  • Average Resell: $230
  • Release Date: Monday, August 9th, 2021
  • Colorway: Black
  • Style Code: DO9329-001
Undefeated Nike Dunk Low Dunk Vs Af 1 Black Quarter View
Undefeated Nike Dunk Low Dunk Vs Af 1 Black Quarter View

According to sneakerheads, one of the most comprehensive collaboration collections between UNDEFEATED and Nike was released in 2021.

The LA-based streetwear pioneer at the time had already launched the first two items in the initial assortment and was getting set to unveil its “5 On It” alternatives, but it also brought attention to a new version: the UNDEFEATED x Nike Dunk Low “Dunk versus AF-1” in “Triple Black.”

This next makeup is covered with a full-fledged stealthy pattern, as you can definitely infer from its name. The base layer is constructed from seductive suede and has perforated textures on the toe boxes and quarter panels, with the exception of the mesh collars.

Tongue tabs replaced the typical Nike Air branding with UNDEFEATED’s distinctive five-strike logo. A second five-strike symbol is debossed into the lateral heels, and the “Dunk versus AF-1” Pack logo is placed on top of the inserts in white and orange letters.

Moving downward, the midsoles continue the all-black motif while the outsoles veer off course with a subdued ice-blue hue.

Nike Dunk High Undefeated Bring Back Pack Ballistic Green

  • Retail Price: N/A
  • Average Resell: $300+
  • Release Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2013
  • Colorway: DEEP GREEN/DARK LODEN
  • Style Code: 598472-220
Undefeated X Nike Dunk High Bring Back Pack Quarter View
Undefeated X Nike Dunk High Bring Back Pack Quarter View

The second component of the UNDFTD x Nike “Bring Back” bundle is a memorable one. The Nike Hyperdunk 2012 and Nike Dunk High, the two shoes used, have a color scheme that may seem a little more in line with Undefeated’s military aesthetic than the clean white of the first pair.

For those who have been around long enough to recall ogling the original 2003 sneakers, the reintroduction of the Nike Dunk High is the reason for the celebration. Meanwhile, the Nike Hyperdunk offers a rare glimpse into modern shoe collaboration heat.

This Dunk High, however, is very rare and profitable had you copped a pair when the time was right. Today, it’s not easy to find a pair, but they do fetch a good price.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk High Bring Back Pack White

  • Retail Price: N/A
  • Average Resell: $390
  • Release Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2013
  • Colorway: White
  • Style Code: 598472-110
Nike Dunk High UNDFTD Bring Back White Side View
Nike Dunk High UNDFTD Bring Back White Side View

A little more than ten years after Nike and Undefeated originally worked together on an all-white Dunk Hello, the Los Angeles-based retailer figuratively “brought back” the shoe from the vaults along with a matching Hyperdunk 2012 to commemorate the store’s launch.

The “Bring Back Pack” Dunk Hi has a delicate gum outsole and a quality white leather top. The “Five Strikes” emblem from Undefeated is on the tongue and heel.

On the secondary market, these too are very rare and currently resell for average prices of around $ 350+ on the secondary market.

Undefeated x Nike Dunk High (2005)

  • Retail Price: N/A
  • Average Resell: $880+
  • Release Date: Monday, May 9th, 2005
  • Colorway: BLUE REEF/COTTON CANDY-BLACK
  • Style Code: 312205-461
Undefeated X Nike Dunk High Nl Quarter View
Undefeated X Nike Dunk High Nl Quarter View

Undefeated and Nike collaborated to create the thinner “NL” version of the Dunk High in 2005. The “NL” stood for “No Liner,” and it had an inside devoid of its substantial padding to produce a leaner profile (a forerunner to the modern “Deconstruct” Dunk Highs).

The ultimate materials on the shoe, which include premium brown leather on the toe, a wine-colored heel, and calf-skin leather utilized on the toe box and tongue, were the ideal complement to UNDFTD’s unrestrained use of vivid colors.

This 2005 masterpiece, which was a Tier 0 release and only produced in 5,000 pieces globally, is unquestionably one of the best “Dunk” of all time.

It is rich in hues and materials and expertly adapts the “NL” structure without losing the Dunk’s unique basketball-related background. On the secondary market, you can pick these rare bad boys up for north of $850 per pair!

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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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