Denim, while not as common in sneakers as suede or leather, is nevertheless one of the most popular textiles of all time, dating back to the nineteenth century. Even Nike has used this fabric before, both in collaborations with Levi’s and in-house styles like the upcoming “Green Denim” Nike Dunk High 1985.

This has a traditional shoe feel while being utterly distinct and vintage

Like its “Blue Denim” counterpart, which was just shown off a few days ago, the “Green Denim” is straightforward in its construction and color blocking. The upper has bright mint green overlays made of thick, lightly worn-in denim. This is a classic two-toned look. Underneath, the base is made of white leather, which matches the laces and tongue. The midsole and logo hits are also neutral, but come in light creams and blacks, respectively.


The Nike Dunk High 1985 “Green Denim” is a simple, classic, and tasteful take on the popular Dunks of the late ’80s. The light green accents are definitely more subtle and muted than other new releases this year, but they work without being too much.