Virgil Abloh‘s longstanding partnership with Nike is coming to an end, but not before the designer releases seven new Off-White™ x Nike sneakers. One of the pairs that is already confirmed on the way is a “Canary Yellow” Air Force 1, which we now have our first look at.
LeBron James debuted the new colorway prior to last night’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. He sported the bright yellow Forces while walking down the tunnel, ultimately giving us our first real-life look at the anticipated iteration.
The “Canary Yellow” Air Force 1 closely mimics Abloh’s previous AF1 designs, as it is outfitted with a metallic silver Swoosh, exposed stitching, orange tabs, Helvetica branding, and the signature zip-tie. In keeping with tradition, Virgil personalized LeBron’s pair by writing on the shoes with a black Sharpie. He penned “LEBRON” next to the “AIR” branding on the right lateral midsole, “BLACK LIVES MATTER” alongside the “AIR” branding on the left lateral midsole, and “VIRGIL WAS HERE” on the left medial midsole. The designer also added his last name to the hangtag on the right shoe.
Previously, we had only seen the “Canary Yellow” Forces via an 8-bit image on Abloh’s Public Domain website, where he previewed his upcoming Off-White™ x Nike sneakers. While we all await release information for the yellow Air Force 1s, you can learn more about each of Virgil’s remaining Off-White™ x Nike kicks here.
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