Nike turns its attention to the North Caroline Agricultural and Technical State University with the new Ayantee colorway palette of the Dunk Low sneaker model. The shoe is detailed with grey and brown at the base foundation before being overlaid with grey overlaying accents on top.
It is then highlighted with gold and blue, which are the school's colors for the insoles, heel, tongue, and laces. The Ayantee branding makes its way onto the laces in a repeating pattern and the A&T initials stand out against the tongue tag along with the year 1891, which is the year that the school was founded -- this is embroidered onto the heel section. It is rounded out by a black panel Swoosh on the side of the sneaker.
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Nike Dunk Low Celebrates Another University with the Ayantee
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