Virgil Abloh didn’t disappoint with his 2019 Coachella “performance”, and we’re not talking about his DJ. The Louis Vuitton head showed off his latest creation in collaboration with Nike, revealing a brand new silhouette that touches on retro running, hiking, and other performance elements that include track spikes. The upper is constructed with a multi-layered arrangement of nylon panels and suede overlays, with cross-body hiking-style lacing complementing the traditional set-up with lace-loops hidden beneath the collar.
The Swoosh logo is stenciled above the shell, as is the Off-White for Nike text in its signature Helvetica type. The finishing touch is the Nike Air logo on the heel that touches on retro runners like the Air Max 1 and 90. Virgil and Nike are indeed confirmed to drop a running focused capsule later this year, so this new model could very well be part of that introductory collection.
If this particular silhouette will see an actual release is yet to be confirmed, for now we can only hope. This is by far one of his most innovative hybrid Nikes so far and will definitely stand out towards the rest of his collaborations with Nike.