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Birthday Dunks: Off White FUTURA Dunk Finally Dropping!

By August 15, 2022Nike, Sneaker News

Off White FUTURA Dunk - AIO BotLegend has it that, when a sneaker prodigy is born, he never ever really dies! And so, despite losing one of the most influential humans in the world in 2021, Virgil Abloh lives on. That’s the beauty of the sneaker industry! And, to further prove that, Virgil’s sending us a birthday gift in the form of the Off White FUTURA Dunk Lows! Finally, we’re getting a release date!

During the Off White Spring-Summer collection – “PLASTIC” – at the 2019 Paris Fashion Week, Virgil Abloh gave us a sneaker teaser. It was of a new upcoming Nike Dunk Low in collaboration with one of the best design and lifestyle brands ever – FUTURA LABORATORIES. However, it wasn’t apparent when they planned to actually release the shoes. And now, a year and a half after their debut, we’re expecting a release on Virgil Abloh’s birthday! 

Near the beginning of the year, the sneakers featured on Virgil’s public— website with the words ‘ACTUALLY PENDING.” Actually, there are 6 pairs listed the same with 2 of them being the Dunks of the moment. So, keep reading to find out more about the upcoming Off White FUTURA Dunk sneaker capsule. And, check the links below for FREE guides to help you score a SLAM Dunk this drop!

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So, to begin, the Off White FUTURE Dunk capsule includes 2 Nike Dunk sneakers – both low tops! And, despite what people might say about Dunks and Jordans, this drop SLAPS. It features two color options: the “UNC” color scheme and the “Syracuse” bright orange color scheme. The basic elements of both sneakers are the same, the only difference is the color distribution.


Both come covered in Off White designs and FUTURA artwork. This includes the legendary shoe laces with the Helvetica “SHOELACES” text on them. And, both Off White FUTURA dunks sneakers come with the unconventional overlapping lacing system too in bright orange color! And, white midsoles on both!

We’ve got the signature Abloh collaborative brand stamping on the side panels. Both also feature translucent outsoles to show off the FUTURA signature underneath. Finally, they also share the same “FL” branding on the lateral heel graces these Dunks – like their past Nike collaborations. One of our favorites includes the Nike SB Dunk High FLOM from 2005!


The Off White FUTURA Dunk Lows might not be twins, but they’re definite cousins. They have very prominent differences – starting with the colorway! The “UNC” colorway comes with UNC blue overlays and a white base. While the orange iteration comes with a base of Navy blue and Fluoro Orange accents and overlays. We’ve got a white tongue with blue branding on the tongue tag on the UNCs. Versus Navy blue tongues and an orange tongue tag on the Syracuse. Other details include the baby blue Swoosh versus a white contrasting Swoosh!

Also, one of the coolest differences is the inverted color for the insoles! The Off White FUTURA Dunk in UNC comes with navy blue insoles and orange branding. While the Syracuse model comes with an orange-colored insole and navy blue branding! Finally, they end at the light blue and navy blue outsoles respectively!

Check out the infographic below for all release information. The capsule’s rumored drop is on September 30th, 2022 on Virgil’s birthday. They will also probably drop on Nike SNKRS and select retailers. Keep it locked on our blog and Instagram @aiobot for all the latest updates!

Off White FUTURA Dunk Lows
Release Date: September 30th, 2022
Colorway: UNC – Syracuse
Style Code: DD0856-403 – DD0856-801
Retail Price: $180

Off White FUTURA Dunk - Infographic - AIO Bot