Vigil Abloh May Have Done It Again With The Off-White x Nike “Athlete In Progress” Sneaker Line

By GQ
23 June 2019
Virgil Abloh, Nike, Off-White
Today you will be thirsting after the Off-White x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5 sneaker

It’s one of life’s little assurances that no matter what sneaker drop you miss out on, it should only take a few taps on your StockX app to pick up the Grail option of your choice. Even though it dropped last week, we're still thinking about Virgil and his latest Off-White x Nike collab

Going with the name Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress”, the shoe represents Abloh’s first foray into running shoes, something seen with the classic silhouette and spike-effect sole.

 Off-White x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5

There are three colourways available (electric green, black and white) and they’re currently running at anywhere between $350-700 on the StockX app.
It’s certainly an arresting visual after the hugely popular “The Ten” line. The shoe features nylon uppers with suede overlays, plus a hiking-inspired lacing system that wraps around both sides of the foot. On the medial side of the shoe is a Nike Swoosh and classic Off-White zip ties and customary branding, while a Zoom sole sits above a spiked, track and field-inspired outsole.

Whether the “Athlete in Progress” line will have the staying power of “The Ten” remains to be seen. The market is infinitely more crowded now, with items once considered ungettable now sitting idle on shelves or readily available online.

 Off-White x Nike Zoom Terra Kiger 5

But regardless, there's already major interest in this sneaker, and after years spent honing his line, if there’s one thing that Virgil knows it’s that success in the sneaker game is a marathon not a sprint.