Posts Tagged ‘OFFWHITE’

Skepta Rocks Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax in “Ghost Ride”

Living legend Skepta has had one hell of a 2017. Influencing the globe from his home base of the UK, his avid fandom of trainers saw its commercial break with the launch of his collaborative Air Max 97 Ultra drop.

Teaming up with A$ AP Rocky and A$ AP Nast for the “Ghost Ride” visual off the very strong Vicious EP, this AWGE clip sees three of the most fashionable men in hip hop merging Mobb Deep block imagery with the graphic effects the Mob’s creative agency has become known for.

On the foot, Skepta proves star by rocking the Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax. See the outfits and hear the bars in the video below.

RELATED // Skepta’s Style & Sneaker History

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Off-White Previews New Sneakers

With the year winding down and a continuous flurry of kicks still releasing from major sportswear brands, luxury sneakers are reluctantly taking a backseat due to expense. While the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker has been all of the hype, getting endorsements from your favorite rappers and stylists in 2017, and the SS18 Louis Vuitton sneaker is also garnering attention, the price point for many of our favorites in the luxury category has us all wishing we could print money ourselves.

Saint Laurent, Golden Goose, Gucci and Louis Vuitton won’t take no for an answer, amongst others in the realm of luxury shoes. Well, add Off-White to that list if you hadn’t already as they plan to release an array of new sneakers going into 2018 varying from the Off-Court to the Diagonal Low.

It’s enticing enough that the sneakers are Made in Italy and don a variety of colors ranging from a nude hue, a monotone white, neutral black and a bright orange with checkerboard pattern that’s synonymous with the imprint.

Could this onslaught of Off-White sneakers be all the craze in the new year? We’re sure to find out. Be on the lookout for more info from the man himself, as his “Temperature” collection, which the sneakers seem to be a part of, are available for pre-order right now.

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Is Another Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Dropping?

We’ve heard stories of unreleased prequel shoes like the Air Max Zero, but could the next Off-White x Air Jordan 1 possibly be the first?

Following Virgil going 10-for-10 on his first Nike collaborative collection, his “Chicago” take on the Air Jordan 1 is the toast of the industry, winning awards as best of the year before the year is yet to even end. Heck, we can’t even argue against it. While that Bulls homage hit home for sneakerheads in and out of the Windy City, an all-white Off-White x Air Jordan 1 sample has surfaced and there’s a good chance it’s not only next but perhaps the first.

As you may recall, our own Ray Polanco was on hand to cover Virgil’s very anticipated OFF-CAMPUS event. During the event, Abloh claimed that the original Off-White x Air Jordan 1 was supposed to be all white, much like the 97s in the collection. However, upon seeing an airport attendee in all-white Dunk Highs he realized they looked nearly identical. Such a slip on his first Air Jordan design would turn the HYPEBEAST section ablaze, dooming The 10 before it even launched. The Jordan 1s were switched to a “Chicago” motif in the final stages of rollout.

Still, could the original AJ1 from Virgil be the next? An on-foot spotting has our hopes up, let us know if you’d like to see these launch on social and in the comments section.


Off-White x Air Jordan 1 Sample

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Nike SNKRS Details Off-White x Nike “The Ten” Release Info

Tomorrow, on November 20, the Off-White x Nike “The Ten” collection will be available on Nike SNKRS. All pairs excluding the Converse Chuck Taylor will launch beginning tomorrow afternoon.

All nine pairs will be available at select time slots starting at 1pm EST and ending at 3pm EST. Take a look at the schedule below and good luck!

Off-White x Nike Presto

Colorway: Black/Black-Muslin
Style #: AA3830-001
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 1:00pm EST
Price: $ 160

Off-White x Nike Presto
Off-White x Nike Presto

Off-White x Nike Blazer Mid

Colorway: White/Black-Muslin
Style #: AA3832-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 1:30pm EST
Price: $ 130

Off-White x Nike Blazer
Off-White x Nike Blazer

Off-White x Nike Hyperdunk 2017

Colorway: White/White-White
Style #: AJ4578-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 1:30pm EST
Price: $ 200

Off-White x Nike Hyperdunk 2017
Off-White x Nike Hyperdunk 2017

Off-White x Nike Air Max 90

Colorway: Sail/White-Muslin
Style #: AA7293-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 2:00pm EST
Price: $ 160

Off-White x Nike Air Max 90
Off-White x Nike Air Max 90

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax

Colorway: Black/White-Clear
Style #: AA3831-001
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 2:00pm EST
Price: $ 250

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low

Colorway: White/White-Sail
Style #: AO4606-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 2:30pm EST
Price: $ 170

Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low
Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low

Off-White x Nike Air Max 97

Colorway: White/Cone-Ice Blue
Style #: AJ4585-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 2:30pm EST
Price: $ 190

Off-White x Nike Air Max 97
Off-White x Nike Air Max 97

Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly SP

Colorway: White/White-Muslin
Style #: AJ4588-100
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Date: 2:30pm EST
Price: $ 170

Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly SP
Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly SP

Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Red
Style #: AA3834-101
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Release Time: 3:00pm EST
Price: $ 190

Off-White x Air Jordan 1
Off-White x Air Jordan 1

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Opinion // In defense of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Air Jordan 1 being named “Shoe Of The Year”

words // Nick DePaula:

I was on a panel way back in 2013, somehow tasked along with nine others to pick the “Shoe of the Year” — an impossible task for the most part. We each had tastes ranging across the spectrum of both performance and lifestyle. Some of us never cared about the tech or latest innovations, others exclusively valued the sheer looks, and a few others were admittedly heavily weighing hype, exclusivity and the attached name(s) more than anything.

Needless to say, the panel was a mess. After an hour of banter and back and forth, somehow the black / royal Air Jordan 1 was selected atop all others from an entire calendar year of relentless releases.

My choice was the LeBron 11, in black and red specifically. I thought that shoe was an undeniably incredible design, and featured new angles, new Swoosh placements and an ignorantly bouncy full Zoom Air unit that was amazing to walk around in. (They weren’t exactly great to hoop in, but this wasn’t a tech review session…)

I was badly outvoted down the stretch, but my biggest shouting point was that the so-called “Shoe of the Year” should represent THIS YEAR.

The Air Jordan 1 was the best shoe of 1985. It’s an icon in footwear that literally will never get old, no matter how many remakes, re-issues or even Flyknit editions get released.

The black/royal colorway also happened to be my very first Jordan shoe, back on October 6, 2001 — a day I still fondly and vividly remember. But the shoe shouldn’t be remembered as an iconic entry for 2013, or even 2001, as far as I’m concerned. It’ll be just yet another time (of so, so many) that Jordan Brand re-released one of its classic early models.

With all of that said, I’m actually 10000% on board with Footwear News’ designated “Shoe of the Year” selection for 2017 — the Off-White Air Jordan 1, designed by Virgil Abloh.

Sure, it’s also the same base model that originally released in 1985, in pretty much the exact original ‘Chicago’ colorway that it’s remembered for, but this version means so much more, and for so many different reasons.

When Virgil Abloh set out to design an entire lineup of Nike’s most iconic silhouettes, latest innovations (and perhaps-forced-because-politics additional add-ons), he did so with a lofty deconstructed and loose approach to filter through each of the ten designs.

“What we’re talking about here is larger than sneakers, it’s larger than design culture. It’s nothing short of state-of-the-art design,” Virgil framed it in his NikeInc release. “These 10 shoes have broken barriers in performance and style.”

With Michael Jordan’s debut signature edition serving as the pinnacle model of “The Ten” for the Chicago native-turned designer, Abloh set out to reveal the panels, layers and details that went into each of the original designs.

And he crushed it.

The Air Jordan 1 in particular, took on a level of cultural impact that quite frankly, Jordan Brand had been shockingly absent on of late. For the last few years, there’s been a weird haze clouding the brand. The game shoe has been mostly unveiled to a sea of indifference, the most beloved Retro models are sitting at stores, and the brand’s general aura has been seemingly, slowly slipping away.

Virgil helped to not only reinvigorate the perception of a retro Jordan sneaker, but did so while putting his own imprint onto the entire look of the model — this isn’t just some new exercise in color and panel choices.

It’s the exact opposite — it’s a collaborative take using an already iconic colorway. There’s a nuance to the finished product that can be seen across the entire “Ten” series, that perhaps Abloh didn’t even initially realize he’d be soon achieving.

Either way, the capsule also allowed for the Air Jordan 1 to be worn by a wide array of folks considered to be at the pinnacle of influence from the blurred silos of the athlete, entertainer, fashion or guy-with-Instagram worlds.

From the start, the collaboration could be perceived as new territory for the brand, and a departure from Jordan’s comfort zone. The fact that the best photography of the shoe during the early stages of its seeding featured the 1 High styled along with adidas Calabasas pants said a lot.

That’s how real people wear things nowadays — but it’s literally never an image you’d see from a brand, of course. The Off-White collection has shown up in all tiers of fashion, from emerging youngster Luka Sabbat, to Virgil himself at the Met Gala, and a host of others simply on the go, allowing the shoe to take on a creative lens that Nike has been desperately seeking to connect to.

And then, there’s the damn quote marks, which stated overly obvious items on each shoe in plain capslock text, in this case “AIR” – “85” – “SHOELACES.” They’ll most definitely become a signature touch of Virgil’s for the forseeable future.

When he hand-scribed out early seeding pairs to friends and celebs, the “Air Whoever” midsole text added a nice personal touch. Now, we’re seeing Abloh double-quote literally every Instagram Story caption, or something as simple as “Logo” below the iconic Swoosh of a Nike shirt.

The spontaneity of the premise has allowed for people to put their own spin on the approach, all while being admittedly simple, subtle and even juvenile, a hallmark of the early Off-White design approach.

With the help of a well-executed “Ten” launch event-slash-panel in New York aiming to explore that inner ability of expression, dubbed “OFF CAMPUS,” Nike has repositioned itself favorably amongst a crowd of creatives. It was that entire premise of being a “creator” that had been at the root of adidas’ surge in popularity, adoption and relatability over the past two years.

Thanks to Virgil, I can honestly say that there’s a new perception, and a new view towards the Jordan Brand, and the greater Nike as a whole. The Off-White Air Jordan 1 might not be the most mind-blowing design the industry has ever seen, it doesn’t take innovation or technology to a new place, and surely has seen its audience of critics along the way. In many ways, Nike took a leap of faith to allow Virgil to even “DESIGN” ten nine of its most celebrated silhouettes, and the newest Hyperdunk, in the first place.

The collection — headlined by the Air Jordan 1 — also unquestionably captured our attention since the summer and into the fall, nudged Nike along in righting the ship of this awkward and unexpected slump of sorts, and can deservedly be dubbed the “Shoe of the Year,” even if the base model didn’t actually debut in 2017.

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Chance the Rapper Gets His Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Ahead of its official release next month, Virgil Abloh continues to seed his uber popular Off-White x Air Jordan 1 to his close personal friends. Fellow Chicago native Chance the Rapper is one of them, and “Lil Chano” recently received his customized pair.

Similar to earlier pairs Abloh has gifted, Chance sees his aforementioned nickname hand-written by Virgil at the midsole surrounding the “AIR” branding. Chance is the latest in a series of celebrities receiving and wearing the Off-White 1’s early. For more release details on the shoe, visit here.

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Sign Up for a Chance to Attend the Off-White x Nike “OFF CAMPUS” Events

If living in New York or London didn’t already make you fashionable enough, it’s an added edge next month as it will privy both villagers and visitors for an early chance to see, cop and experience the Off-White x Nike “The Ten” Collection.

Designed in record time in Beaverton, the Virgil Abloh helmed heroes will appear in retailers in reconstructed fashion for all — though assumably limited — this November. As alluded though, this September fans in NYC and London will have the chance to attend the “OFF CAMPUS” launch experiences as referenced above. How do you sign up? Click here for a chance to attend.

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Off-White x Air Jordan 1 // Release Date

A release date for the highly anticipated Off-White x Air Jordan 1 has been revealed today, seeing the shoe everyone is talking about – and every celebrity is wearing – releasing in just a little over a month.

September 1 appears to be the release date for Virgil Abloh’s famed rendering of the Air Jordan 1, which has been gifted to the likes of A$ AP Rocky, Ibn Jasper, Travis Scott and many others.

The release will obviously be very limited, with pricing and retail destinations for those limited pairs yet to be announced. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more details.

Off-White x Air Jordan 1

Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Red
Style #: AA3834-001
Release Date: September 1, 2017

SEPTEMBER 1ST. OFF-WHITE X AIR JORDAN 1 BOX COMES INSIDE OUT. VIA @ERICKAALEXIS_

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Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax Gets the Details Right

Virgil Abloh, throughout his triumphant career in fashion and design, has succeeded largely by forecasting cultural climate and mastering its delicate and often underlying details. And details come in many forms; some overt, some subtle. His upcoming Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax gets it right on both fronts.

The shoes deconstructed onset is, in and of itself, design satire. The exposed stitching, outspoken branding, and general departure from luxury while still appearing contemporary, is irony at its finest. Moreover, much like the overarching thesis of Off-White, the shoe acts as a detailed learning guide for the next generation to follow. Virgil is providing the blueprint for sneaker design in the most stylish and clever way possible. And without giving away too much; there’s still learning to be done.

See for yourself below as we take our best look yet at the upcoming Off-White VaporMax. Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more.

Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax
Off-White x Nike Air VaporMax

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OFF-WHITE c/o VIRGIL ABLOH 2015 Fall/Winter Women’s Collection

Coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, Virgil Abloh recently unveiled the latest women’s collection for his label OFF-WHITE. While some of the earlier collections focused of street-ready designs, this year’s offering is comprised of a more sophisticated range of outerwear, in addition to graphic-infused garments and loose-fitting pants. Drawing inspiration from the events surrounding the Charlie Hebdo attacks, bold, graffiti-like slogans adorn a selection of hoodies, longsleeved tees, and outerwear garments. The collection also features more toned-down pieces like the classic pea-coat and some knitwear, in addition to an array of accessories. Check it out above and let us know what you think in the comments below.


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