The Nike Dunks Low – Panda is the in the Nike Dunks Low family, where its other siblings include the likes of the popular Nike Dunk Low 6.0 Abyss Brickhouse, the Nike Dunk Low CL, the Nike Dunk Low Flame GS Edition, to name but a few of this rather extensive family. I have to confess, though, that of all previous Nike Dunk products that I have gotten to use before, it is the Nike Dunks Low – Panda with which I have gotten most enchanted with.
Color-wise, my particular Nike Dunks Low – Panda is in black and white rendition, with absolutely no other color in sight on the shoe; which is a remarkable fact since most Nike Dunks products tend to incorporate at least four colors on their body and sole. In this particular pair of Nike Dunks Low – Panda, Nike uses a pristine white sole, all the way up to the upper region of the sole (which in most other Nike products tend to be rendered in a different color from the lower region). The upper part of the shoe, on the other hand, is mainly black, with the white only coming in on the Nike tick and a small patch of the shoe that runs between the top of the shoe’s ‘tongue’ and the back end of the shoe. Even the shoe laces on the Nike Dunks Low Panda are actually black.
Talking of Shoe laces, what sets apart the Nike Low – Panda from other low Nike products is the fact that it comes with a rather long ‘shoe-lace configuration’ (I recall its about a 18-hole affair), a clear departure from the trend on other Nike Dunk Low products where the threading mechanism tends to much shorter, with some coming with as few as 3 pairs of holes (6 holes in total). Of course, there is still the option of leaving some holes unthreaded if that’s what you fancy.
Another feature that sets apart the Nike Low – Panda from most other Nike Dunk Low products (and indeed from most Nike Dunk products) is that it’s lack of gradient, this being more or less of a flat shoe from the front to the back. This relative flatness, then, makes the Nike Dunk Low Panda a good product when you are looking to acquire that ‘casual smart’ look (like for the ‘dress-down’ days at the office), which most other products of its ilk tend to lack, qualifying for the ‘casual’ part of the equation but failing the ‘smart’ part of it.
As with most Nike products of modern times, the Nike tick on the Nike Dunk Low – Panda is an extended affair, start from somewhere towards the center of the shoe (as would be expected), and going all the way to the back of the shoe, and round the back to terminate at the other end of it.
In the final analysis, the Nike Dunk Low – Panda would make a great wear for the action-oriented person, inspired as it was, (according to Nike), by the popular ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movie.