Virgil Abloh shook the sneaker world last year when he previewed a series of Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s at the French luxury fashion house’s Spring 2022 men’s runway show. As first reported by WWD, the late designer made 47 different iterations of the classic Nike silhouette, with the first batch of 200 pairs to be auctioned off via a charity sale on Sotheby’s starting on Jan 26.
Also surfacing on social media recently were a set of solidly colored versions that will be exclusive to friends and family of Abloh and will not be offered for sale.
In true Louis Vuitton fashion, the collaborative Nike Air Force 1s are constructed with premium calf leather and are combined with the luxury brand’s signature logos and prints. Abloh’s signature touches are also present on the sneakers, including the side tongue tag, text on the shoelaces, and dual “Air” branding on the midsole.
According to Louis Vuitton, the Sotheby’s auction for the first batch of Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s will precede the official launch of the collab later this year, which will be available in limited quantities and exclusively through Louis Vuitton stores.
There hasn’t been a comprehensive press release detailing all of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s yet, but last summer’s show, along with the friends-and-family pairs given out over the past week, have offered ample looks at the many colorways in the collection. Below are all of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1s we’ve seen so far.