This is an absolute grail for me. Inspired by the classic Chicago AJ1 colourway, this sneaker sports a typical ‘Virgil Abloh twist’, and in my opinion, is the perfect mix between ‘OG’ and modern art. Unfortunately, as most people know, it’s a crazy expensive pair, and as time passes the price will only increase. I’m starting to think I will probably never own these…but who knows what the future will bring!
This is definitely the most limited pair of my top 5 picks. I’m a big Air Force 1 fan in its timeless, and combined with Virgil’s design is just beautiful. I own the ‘OG’ Off-White AF1, but I prefer the ComplexCon pair because of the materials used. You just can’t go wrong with these!
The highest on my list that I actually do own myself! My all-time favourite silhouette the Air Jordan 1 High, in yet another striking OG colourway. Let Virgil Abloh do the rest, and boom, you have a masterpiece! When I wear this pair, it’s a true “neckbreaker”, even amongst people who don’t know anything about sneakers. The best part of it all is: I got them for retail!
Another pair that I actually have in my own collection, very happily so! The Nike Blazer is one of the most iconic models that’s still relevant today. One of my very first Nikes was a pair of white Blazers with a black swoosh. About 10 years later, Virgil decided to work on that same pair and dropped a great design as part of his ‘The Ten’ collection. That design caught my eye immediately when ‘The Ten’ leaked for the first time. I didn’t manage to get them for retail but was fortunate enough to snatch them later on for a fair price from a private seller.
I was lucky enough to win a raffle for these at Off-White Paris. In-store pickup only, so I decided to make it an unforgettable weekend trip to Paris with my girlfriend. Even crazier was that while we were on our way, I won the same pair in my girlfriend’s size at a different store! Crazy isn’t it ? The sad thing about the European release of this pair was that the biggest size available was US14W. That equals a US12.5 in men’s, half a size too small for me. That’s why my pair is still DS in the box, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less. It’s a great pair, even if I only display them.
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