Unlike the Air Jordan 1 ’85, which got a lot of praise when it came out, the Dunk High ’85 hasn’t gotten much attention. But that hasn’t stopped Nike from planning new releases, such as this “Blue Denim” colorway that just came out.

This denim-to-leather design is distinctive and eye-catching

Even though it has a similar shape to the original BTTYS from 1985, this pair’s materials and colors have nothing to do with the originals. For starters, the overlays are made of a thick, slightly pilled piece of denim that has been faded to a light wash all over. And, unlike a real pair of jeans, the stitching goes all the way around the edges of each of the panels in dark blue thread. A series of tumbled leathers finish off the design. The white finish of these leathers matches the white of the laces, tongue, lining, and outsole. The midsole, on the other hand, has a light yellowing to make it look old.


In the end, the Nike Dunk High 1985 is a good shoe for both fans and collectors of the original “Blue Denim” Dunk and fans of the trend. This pair of shoes is a great mix of “traditional” and “futuristic,” making it one of the most interesting sneakers out there right now.