That happens to be the case as of late, as recent Dunks are commanding lower-than-usual resell prices. Case in point? The Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt.
These dropped sometime in February, and unlike the Dunks that dropped the month before, the Hyper Cobalt colorway was commanding lower resell prices. In fact, I manage to get a pair for around Php 7k, which is already a bargain as far as Dunks from 2020 onwards is concerned.
You’d probably say things like “Dunks are dead,” “Dunks aren’t cool anymore” or something to that matter–but in the case of the Air Jordan 1 Low, the Dunks have a timeless design and will NEVER go out of style. The same thing can be said especially for something like the Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt.
While I cannot verify if the color blocking of the Hyper Cobalt is an old one, one cannot deny that its color blocking is indeed a classic. It reminds me a lot of the Air Jordan 1 Royal (in low, mid, and high-cut versions), and the black and blue color blocking make it an instant hit. It is a colorway that is not too loud yet is stylish enough to go along with practically any outfit.
How’s the quality on these? Frankly speaking, recently-released Dunks have inconsistencies when it comes to the leather used (the Red/Grey one had a bad, plasticky upper), and while the Hyper Cobalt does not feel as premium, I‘m glad to say that the quality of the leather used is good–it is better than your usual triple white Air Force 1 Lows, and you get a decent (aka not boxy) toebox that is close to the OGs. The flat laces? They are definitely the right choice for this sneaker.
For a sneaker that retails for Php 5k (IF you manage to cop one at SRP), the Dunk Low Hyper Cobalt is one of the better 2021 GR releases so far. My sneakerhead friends do mention that the Panda (aka black/white) colorway has the best quality, but I have yet to see a pair in person.
Never mind if they command lower-than-usual resell prices: the thing I like about a non-hyped pair is that you get to appreciate the sneaker more without making a fuss about what everyone is saying about the sneaker. Let’s be real: not all hype sneakers have good quality, and sometimes the best ones are those the people would sleep on!