Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label is synonymous with Air Jordan in the Nike world. The former creative director of Louis Vuitton’s label has made a name for itself among sneakerheads for designing highly innovative shoes that are a classic fusion of high fashion and streetwear.
In 2017, Nike and Off-White collaborated on a sneaker called “The Ten”. It all started with the redesign of ten classic Nike silhouettes designed by Virgil Abloh, Founder and CEO of Off-White. Later, Abloh in partnership with Nike introduced many other silhouettes.
Here are the top five Off-White x Nike sneakers that have garnered a lot of popularity among sneaker lovers.
Off-White x Nike Blazer Low ‘White’ and four other must-have silhouettes for sneakerheads
Off-White x Nike Vapor Street ‘Black’
Abloh’s work with Nike had a series of reference points that he brought back to his silhouettes. Track sneakers were an example. Although he planned to create an original silhouette, sneakerheads saw Abloh deconstruct stitches from the brand’s archives of ’70s running kicks.
These revamped sneakers debuted during Paris Fashion Week 2019. The collection included three new Nike runway-inspired layouts, all of which were the first in their collective history.
The Vapor Street “Black” upper has a waffle texture with a white Nike signature on the side panel. The signature off-white logo is located on the orange swoosh tab, zipper, and inner foot. The kicks have a foam tongue, ZoomFly outsole, secondary shoe strings and a spiked outsole for the finishing touch.
The kicks are available for $190 at select retailers like the official Stockx and Off White sites.
Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid ‘White’
The Air Force 1 Mid continues the lineage of Virgil Abloh. To commemorate the AF-1’s 40th anniversary, the Italian artist has reimagined the iconic silhouette through an unconventional lens. One of the most notable examples is the Off White x Air Force 1 Mid. The Mid is widely considered the least desirable of the three Air Force 1 cuts.
However, by almost completely recreating the sneaker with a semi-translucent construction, spiked sole and signature Off White features, Abloh was ready to put the Mids on a lot of people’s feet and give a version more exposure. of the silhouette that Nike has been. attempt to promote more in recent years.
These kicks are available at select retailers for $215.
Off-White x Nike React Hyperdunk ‘The Ten’
The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 was also included in “The 10” collection. They were part of the “Ghosting” series, created in collaboration with Off-White and designed by Virgil Abloh. They come in “Triple White” and feature a recreated translucent upper with a semi-revealing construction to match the style.
The shoe features a red zipper and tongue tag, as well as black signature branding throughout the instep and a translucent outsole for the finishing touch. Plus, Abloh’s suite of signature design embellishments make the built-in technology wearable.
The sneaker retailed for $200 and was available at select retailers worldwide.
Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial ‘Orange’
Part of Virgil’s Nike x Off WhiteTM “Football, Mon Amour” collection, the hybrid sneaker combines essential elements from Nike’s Zoom Fly SP running model and its Mercurial football line. The collaborative collection represents Virgil’s teenage football memories and his aspirations to blend everyday streetwear and sports branding.
In bright orange, the Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit Trainers feature polka dot embellishments in prime strike zones. The collaborative sneaker model was primarily designed for people who wear it for training, providing both a functional and aesthetic purpose.
The ultra-lightweight ZoomX foam midsole and fragmented rubber outsole provide advanced additional comfort and support to wearers. The shoe’s design is finished with quotes and industrial-inspired Off-WhiteTM branding found on the laces, midsole and medial side.
The kicks are available for $554 at various retail stores for sneakerheads.
Off-White x Nike Blazer Low ‘White University Red’
The unique composition of this Blazer Low showcases Abloh’s design language by combining multiple sports and silhouettes. Virgil focused on “mixing languages for a new signature” through collaborative design sessions and threaded discussions with Nike’s creative team, highlighting what happens when unrelated components are brought together from unexpected way.
In terms of design, the trainers feature yellow cord lace wrapped around the white leather upper, which is finished with crimson Nike branding and circular cutouts. The medial side of the sneaker is covered in black screen-printed text, while woven labels with “Nike Off” branding rest on exposed tongues. A textured rubber midsole supports the bottom with vintage pre-yellowed ends interrupted by a contoured yellow component that protrudes past the heel.
The sneakers are available for $135 at various retail stores as well as official Off-White Retail stores.
Virgil Abloh’s sneaker collection perfectly combines streetwear and sport. Although Abloh’s untimely demise in November 2021 left a void in the fashion industry, the legendary Italian designer’s legacy lives on through his brand’s association with Nike.