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Nike Dunk Low Black/White Factory Flaws

The fact that the Nike Dunk Low “Black/White” is one of the most popular sneakers out there shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Over the past couple of years, the monochromatic basketball shoe has made its way to collections everywhere, and to keep up with this serious increase in demand, Nike has had to mass produce them, leading to some pairs experiencing some quality issues.

Here at The Edit LDN, we can guarantee that our team only send out 100% authentic trainers. With that said, we wanted to share some common imperfections that you might expect when copping the “Panda.” None of these are major and will only be found on a very small sample of pairs, but they’re still worth noting!

Excess Glue
One of the more common flaws that our team has spotted is the use of excess glue on the on the midsole, uppers, and the tongue. This is due to Nike’s manufacturing process and is usually passed by their factory’s QC.

When present on the midsoles and uppers, this can typically be rubbed off using a soft cloth. However, it can be a more difficult if the glue is on the tongue, but usually this can’t be seen when wearing them and doesn’t effect the functionality of the sneaker!

Misshapen Uppers
This is another common imperfection that our team has experienced and it’s simply a result of trying to stretch flat pieces of leather into a curved or rounded shape. The uppers of Dunk Lows can often arrive with untidy sewing, which can lead to slight bunching and distorting – however this will usually buff out after a few wears, so don’t worry.

Sloppy Stitching
Speaking of which, poor and sloppy stitching is frequently seen on the “Panda” especially on the joining upper panels and around the Swoosh. This is due to the the low-cost and mass-production processes used to make the Dunks.

For a small sample of pairs, our team has also spotted a series of small reddish-brown marks on the midsole of the Dunk. This usually occurs during transit when the sneaker comes in contact with the edges or sides of the shoebox. However, you’ll be happy to hear that you can easily remove these by gently wiping the effected area with a soft cloth.

Frayed Leather
Finally, fraying leather, especially around the Swoosh, is commonly seen on the “Panda.” This is essentially a result of lower cost materials being used and the excess glue, which pushes these little fibres outside the Swoosh.