Virgil Abloh initially only made these for Serena Williams, then the “University Blue” toned Air Force 1 ‘07 was rumored to release during Abloh’s “FIGURES OF SPEECH” show. Although Nike confirmed the rumors weren’t true. So for those who heard we’d get a release at that time. We can confirm that they will not be dropping at the museum.
Like his past collaborations using the Air Force 1 silhouette, Abloh’s latest design sports the same deconstructed elements on the upper, with tonal “university blue” hued stitching used throughout. Also on the midsole, we have Abloh’s signature quotation marks surrounding the “AIR” branding on the midsole. A bright red zip tie adds some much-needed contrast to an otherwise monochromatic palette.
Nike brings it all home with the Swoosh. Although it retains the visible stitching seen on past models. This new take on the classic basketball sneaker sports a striking silver Swoosh. Similar to the design used for the MoMA’s “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” exhibition in 2018. We’ll keep you posted right here on The Fresh Committee when we’re informed on an official release date.