OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit
With the 2018 World Cup starting tomorrow, Nike and OFF WHITE frontman Virgil Abloh are in full futbol mode. The two have joined forces for an extensive soccer—or football, if you’d prefer—themed collection entitled “Football, Mon Amour” that contains soccer staples like jerseys, socks, windbreakers and even a ball, but the centerpiece of the collection is undoubtedly the two collaborative colorways of the brand new Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit. The shoe offers a unique hybrid of soccer and running aesthetics. A classic Zoom Fly midsole arrives adorned with “FOAM” branding and a colorful stripe, while a brand-new Flyknit upper is done up in both a bold orange and a stately black. Abloh’s unique design touch arrives via large and colorful dots on the upper—a theme that’s present through the whole collection—indicating the perfect place to strike a soccer ball with both the lateral and medial side of the wearer’s foot. A final neon yellow dot on the heel, special tongue branding, and co-branded insoles complete the look, making for the perfect hybrid casual shoe just in time for the beautiful game’s biggest tournament. Check out a thorough Where To Buy list for both colors of the OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit below, and get ready for both the release of the shoes and the start of the tournament June 14th.
OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit
Release Date: June 14th, 2018
Color: Total Orange/White-Volt
Style Code: AO2115-800
OFF WHITE x Nike Presto Core White
Earlier today, we showed you a chart that detailed the rest of this year’s OFF WHITE x Nike releases including this angelic white version of the Presto. Preserving Abloh’s unmistakable deconstructed aesthetic, this new look comes devoid of any secondary color other than on small elements scattered throughout. All of the details you have come to know and love from the OFF WHITE “The Ten” collection are still in play, the likes of the medial brand text, a red zip tie, and an orange tab underneath the midfoot Swoosh. A black pair that sports the same tonal look as this particular selection is expected to release on the same date. Enjoy another detailed set of images below and mark your calendars for the June 21st release of this highly anticipated Presto drop.
OFF WHITE x Nike Presto
Release Date: August 3rd, 2018
Style Code: AA3830-100
OFF WHITE x Nike Blazer
Virgil Abloh's deluge of OFF WHITE x Nike collaborations continues, as more colorways of the stylish Nike Blazer has begun popping up. One of those new iterations comes with soft yellow panelling, grey toward its lace unit and a pastel orange-colored hit on the rear Nike branding. Photos of this colorway have been circulating for quite a bit, but with Ibn Jasper himself revealing them, it all but confirms that this is indeed one of the upcoming colorways of the OFF WHITE x Nike Blazer. While Abloh was recently named the newest menswear designer for Louis Vuitton, it is clear that new role is not getting in the way of his production with the Swoosh Brand. A first look at the newest OFF WHITE x Nike sneaker collaboration is available below, and as always, stay tuned for release details as they become available.
OFF WHITE x NikeCourt “Queen” Collection
When Serena Williams takes the court next week in Flushing Meadows, New York, for the 50th annual US Open, the Compton native will be wearing her new “Queen” collection from head-to-toe. Designed by Virgil Abloh for NikeCourt, the offering is more than just the toast of sneaker culture, it’s the talk of the fashion world as well. Abloh, who affectionately referred to Serena as the “muse of a generation” when describing what inspired his approach to the collection and its design language, has always said he got into fashion for the people and not necessarily the clothes. That mantra holds true with “Queen,” serving as a ready-to-wear collection for both on and off the court. The footwear component champions the NikeCourt Flare 2, Blazer Mid and Air Max 97. All enriched with Abloh’s signature aesthetics that made “The Ten” the biggest thing in sneakers over the past two years, a deconstructed theme backs the vibrant collection which is finished with lime green zip ties. The OFF WHITE x NikeCourt “Queen” Collection release will begin with the Nike Air Max 97 dropping exclusively in New York City. Release details for the Blazers and Flare 2 PE have not yet been revealed.
Off White x Nike Air Max 90 “Black”
It has been a colorful year for the Off White x Nike collaboration with multiple colorways of sneakers releasing and even more on the way. This time around, Virgil Abloh and Nike decided to settle down for a bit and offer an alternative version of the previously released The Ten collection. Originally part of the First “The Ten” collection, the new Off White x Nike Air Max 90 now is featured in a crisp Black colorway.
OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly SP Sample Surfaces
Virgil Abloh may be the busiest man in fashion. Stationed at his new post with Louis Vuitton, then as founder of OFF WHITE, and working on numerous collaborations through both those initiatives, Abloh is not only always working yet equally producing product. Some of it ends up at retailers and others remain on the cutting room floor. This OFF WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly SP represents the latter. A revealing design that features exposed stitching and translucent details through the body, the vibrant red upper matches the famed zip tie while Metallic Silver Swoosh branding pops at the paneling. In contrast, a black “FOAM” scripted midsole finishes the look of this unreleased sample.
OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “White”
Since November 2017, we’ve seen several glimpses of the white iteration of Virgil Abloh’s OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax. And while it seemed like the shoes would never drop, we finally got a release date of April 13. Featuring a white upper, the OFF WHITE x Nike Air VaporMax “White” sport a Sail colored tongue and eyestay. Clear VaporMax tooling and “The Ten” collection’s signature red zip tie completes the look.