A New Nike x Off-White Drop Highlights Our Sneaker Releases Of The Week
Earlier this week, we brought you news that Virgil Abloh was, in partnership with longtime homies Nike, inexplicably hosting a Takeshi's Castle-inspired sports day in the middle of London. Now, we know why, as Nike have unveiled the latest in his long line of collaborations with the sports brand — one that harkens back to Nike's original days of pioneering achievement in the track and field arena — and with it comes another soon to be hot-in-demand sneaker drop from the pair.
The kicks — an Off-White flip on the Zoom Vapor Street — come part of the female-oriented Nike c/o Virgil Abloh "Athlete in Progress" collection, which is also releasing Off-White-branded activewear and post-track wear.
"The assortment balances performance product with post-run apparel and footwear inspired by Nike’s storied running shoe designs," says a release from nike.
"I started talking with Nike about this women’s running project last summer and at the time, I was very much inspired by the aesthetic and style of track and field athletes. As a result, I invited some of Nike’s elite track and field champions to participate in my SS19 Off-White runway show as the natural forerunner to developing and showcasing the collection," says Abloh.
Check out Virgil's latest kicks below, plus some of the other best kicks releasing over the next seven days.
Nike x Off-White Vapor Street
Release date: November 14
The Nike x Off-White Vapor Street will drop in both men's and women's sizes, and features the modern runner draped in Off-White's signature industrial-chic accessories, including a zip-tie, clear mesh overlays on the upper, and a deconstructed look. Track-inspired spikes on the bottom finish the look.
PUMA RS-X³ Puzzle
Release date: November 9
Another 90s athletics icon restructured for the modern day, the RS-X gets a fashion forward update with an overload of texture, stronger material mix and vibrant colour combinations.
Nike x Olivia Kim Collection
Release date: Out now
Cost: $190 - $260
Rooted in the rave culture of 90's New York, Nike's other big collab this week comes with Nordstrom's Olivia Kim and aims to reimagine Nike staples of that era, from the Air Force 1, to the Air Max 98, the Air Mowabb and the Air Footscape.
Adidas Alphaedge 4D
Release date: November 11
Adidas's 4D collection gets another futuristic iteration. This time, the Alphaedge runner gets 3 distinct variants: two made as part of Adidas's longstanding partnership with the Parley Oceans project — which makes the uppers for the shoes out of recycled ocean trash — and one inspired by Star Wars with a co-branded tongue tab, Empire logoed deubrés, and Death Star printed eyelets.