Nike is showing love to WNBA legend Lisa Leslie and the iconic 20th anniversary of becoming the first woman ever to dunk in a WNBA game with this special colorway of the Nike Dunk Low. Regarded as one of the best women basketball players of all-time, Lisa Leslie played for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1997 to 2009 and captured two WNBA championships and won three regular season MVP awards. On July 30th 2002 she became the first women to ever dunk in a WNBA game.
This special edition of the Nike Dunk Low draws inspiration from the Sparks’ team jerseys that Leslie wore while playing for the team as the sneaker gets covered in a yellow leather on the base of the upper with purple on the overlays and emerald Swooshes. Additional details include Leslie’s number “9” on the heels, black detailing on the laces and heel branding, white midsoles, and black rubber outsoles.
For a complete guide including official photos, release dates, pricing and where to buy, visit: Nike Dunk Low WMNS Lisa Leslie.
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UPDATE (6/28): Nike has announced official release information for the Nike Dunk Low WMNS “Lisa Leslie” which will be dropping on Nike SNKRS on July 9th for $130.
“The dunk” gets Dunked. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lisa Leslie’s magical on-court moment, a hoops original brings the heat to honor the first woman to dunk in a pro game. Team colors and an embroidered 9 on the heel pay tribute to the championship-winning athleticism that propelled Lisa to be a 3x League MVP. An emerald green Swoosh sends a bolt of energy up the side of the shoe, while color-matched laces and stitching finish the look.