Nike recently partnered with Off-White to release “The Ten” collection. Giving the sneaker heads ten new silhouettes go to crazy over.
Abloh is a creative director, DJ, and the successful founder of the streetwear brand Off-White. He gives the fashion world a taste of what he dreamed of doing as young child with this collection. There are two different categories within the ten shoes that were input into the collection, “REVEALING” and “GHOSTING”.
The first being “REVEALING”, this was designed to expose and look accessible. There were lots of hand-cutting with an x-acto knife in this category. He was very interested on what was inside of the shoe and exposed the elements that were all put together to create the shoes original design. The five models included in this theme are the Air Jordan I, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax, and Nike Blazer Mid.
The second theme in this collection is “GHOSTING”. These designs translucent uppers, all-white silhouettes, and more common materials than the first. This was designed to expand and broaden the idea from the set of sneakers. The models included are the Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Hyperdunk, Nike Air Force 1 Low, and Nike Air Max 97.
After closely examining “The Ten” I’ve come to a conclusion that out of all ten models my personal favorite would have to be the Nike Air Presto. The way the components put into this shoe comes together gives the right amount unfinished but perfectly done shoe. The mesh material and exposed tongue are my favorite things about this silhouette.
Virgil will be making the first five models of The Ten available throughout the month of September and will host events in New York and London. His official release will be available in November.
Be on watch this upcoming November for the release of “The Ten”.