The Virgil Abloh-designed collection was the most hyped collaboration to drop of that scale ever, with resale for most of the silhouettes rising exponentially. The fact that Abloh and Nike decided to collaborate on no less than ten different silhouettes meant that there was something for every type of sneakerhead.
Through his “THE TEN” collection with Nike, Off-White™’s Virgil Abloh found yet another avenue to bring DIY fashion to a mainstream audience, and no model was more in-demand within this collaborative capsule than his deconstructed Air Jordan 1.
All it took was a little bit of curiosity, an X-Acto knife and the iconic AJ1 “Chicago,” and Abloh was able to reinvigorate the yesteryear spirit of customized footwear. It was arguably the biggest release of the year, and not only for its novel design approach, but its ability to remind people of Nike’s influence and innovation.
Whether that was the basketball performance React HyperDunk or the old-school classic Air Max 90, “The Ten” was a collaboration that got everyone excited.
If you missed out, which a lot of people did due to the limited nature of the release, scroll through each of the silhouettes below and let us know in the comments if you scoop any for resale.
“What we’re talking about here is larger than sneakers, it’s larger than design culture,” said Abloh in an exclusive Nike interview. “It’s nothing short of state-of-the-art design. These 10 shoes have broken barriers in performance and style. To me, they are on the same level as a sculpture of David or the Mona Lisa. You can debate it all you want, but they mean something. And that’s what’s important.”