Nike Dunk High Black Fives. The term Black Fives usually refers to basketball leagues that thrived in the United States in the period between 1900 and 1940, when racial segregation was institutionalized, in which African-American players in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Pittsburgh, and later other cities, engaged in community-based and inter-city leagues and rivalries. This special collectible Nike Dunk pays tribute to one of the earliest black professional basketball teams in America
The Nike Dunk made its debut in 1985 as a technical basketball sneaker. Designed with multiple panels for support and a low profile to enhance movement on the court, the Nike Dunk was an instant hit. Plus, Nike added to their popularity by producing the Dunk in specific colorways designed to match college uniforms. After a period of cease production, the Nike Dunk returned in 1998 and is still very popular today.