Nike Dunk Size Guide - True to size?

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Nike Dunks really made a storm back in the day (quite some time ago) and then fell out of fashion. However, the recent collaborations and trends have propelled the Nike Dunk back into stardom. This article describes the size guide of Nike Dunks depending on whether you have wide or narrow feet and goes into how to style them too.

True to size?

Let’s get straight into the action - the Nike Dunk (both high and low versions of it) fits true to size or TTS. This means that the Nike Dunk will be the exact same size as you usually wear (at least for most people) - to find out your exact size, measure your feet from heel to toe in either inches or centimeters. Go to your favorite search engine and type in ‘inches/cm into us footwear size for Nike’ - this will show your true size. I would recommend sticking to the US size that you obtain from finding your true size for the Nike Dunks. This is because the Nike Dunks don’t differ from typical sizes, however you should choose what you find comfortable.

Another way of finding the perfect size for you is to wear another pair of your shoes (preferably Nikes but could be anything really) and see if they fit you comfortably. If they feel perfect, grab the shoe and read the tag (usually located on the tongue of the shoe) and this should be the size you use to order your pair of Nike Dunks.

Narrow or wide feet?

One factor that may play into what size your shoes will be is whether you have wide or narrow feet. If you have wide feet, it means that your foot will require a bit more space in the horizontal direction compared to a normal foot. This means that if your size is (for example) 9 US after you measured your feet from heel to toe and converted them into a US size, you will probably need to move up half a size to make sure that your feet fit the shoe horizontally. Most sneakers like the Nike Dunks will not have a wide or narrow fit option that you can choose when ordering them, so you will probably need to scale up in size to make sure your shoes can accommodate your feet.

On the other hand, if you have narrow feet I would not recommend scaling down a size. Let’s say for example, you have a US 9 size after measuring your feet - if you have narrow feet, it would mean that your feet are horizontally smaller than the average size foot. This means that if you choose to stick TTS and go for a size 9 pair of Nike Dunks, it will mean that your feet will have a bit more breathing room compared to a normal foot. If your comfortable with that, I would recommend sticking to your size and ordering the dunks. If you prefer a more snug fit where the dunks cushion your feet, I would recommend going half a size down; this will mean that the shoes will be vertically smaller than your feet. It will take a couple of weeks of wearing the shoes and ‘breaking them in’ to make them comfortable- if you are happy with that, go half a size down.

Best practice

The best thing to do would be to go to a sneaker store like Footlocker and try on a pair of Nike Dunks – these may not be in the colorway that you want, but they will allow you to find out what size is best for you. Therefore, it is a good thing to try on a pair of Nike Dunks before buying them, especially if your buying from an online retailer like GOAT or StockX. If you are buying for someone other than yourself, I would recommend just finding out their regular size and buying them from a retailer.

Now onto how to style the Nike Dunks – this may vary what size you choose as well. If you want to have a more relaxed style, you could go half a size up. This would also be beneficial if you like a bit of reaching room when wearing your shoes. If you opt for the relaxed feel, the Nike dunks should be worn with jeans with straight legs or bootcut jeans. Never wear the Dunks with skinny jeans – trust me, it doesn’t look right! Another way to style the Nike Dunks is with cargo pants or sweatpants – at the end of the day, your style is up to you and you can style your Nike Dunks in any way you please.

Overall, if you are looking to buy a pair of Nike Dunks, I would recommend sticking to your true size. The size you choose may change due to q variety of reasons like those listed above. If you are tentative on whether or not you should buy the Nike Dunks – Go for it! The dunks provide versatility and supreme comfort so there is no reason not to.