Nike's been pushing their Dynasty 81 Hi lifestyle shoe to the max this year, releasing a half dozen colorways so far with plenty more planned to launch throughout the rest of the year. For this new addition to the retro high-top lineup, Nike covered the entire upper in black, however, unlike the solid Black Dynasty 81 that released back in February this pair features some noticeable differences. Instead of the smooth leather uppers which have been accustom to the Nike Dynasty 81 Hi lifestyle shoe, this pair features a combination of textured leather and what looks to be nylon, with a dab of smooth leather on the swoosh. Depending on how you angle the shoes you'll also notice some faint hits of purple worked onto the edging of the paneling. More noticeable accents of the color appear on the tongue and heel branding, and on the outsole.