In the world of sneakers, Virgil Abloh‘s legacy endures. Even after his untimely passing, the partnership between Nike and Off-White continues to celebrate his innovative spirit with a new exclusive drop of the Nike ‘Air Force 1 Mid Varsity Maize’ c/o Off-White.
Honoring 40 years of the iconic ‘AF1’ style, the legendary silhouette is reimagined through a futuristic lens, all while paying homage to the sneaker’s legacy. The colorway, a harmonious blend of classic white and ‘Varsity Maize,’ takes enthusiasts on a symbolic journey to the ‘I-95’ corridor, immersing them in the community that played a pivotal role in establishing the ‘AF1’ as a cultural juggernaut.
What sets this collaboration apart is the deliberate nod to early-aughts style with airbrush-inspired branding, adding a touch of nostalgia to the theme. Meticulous attention to detail transforms the Nike x Off-White ‘Air Force 1 Mid Varsity Maize’ into a visual testament to the ‘AF1”s lasting cultural impact.
Traditional laces coexist with a second set intricately looping through Flywire cables, embodying the spirit of inclusivity and creativity that Abloh championed throughout his career. The result is more than a sneaker; it’s a referential meditation on the evolution of one of modern history’s most revered shoes.
As enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the chance to step into this fusion of tradition and futurism, the exclusive ‘Air Force 1 Mid Varsity Maize’ c/o Off-White is now available online, at Off-WhiteTM stores worldwide, and on Farfetch.com.