Supreme is without a doubt one of the most instantly recognisable brands on the planet, as is Nike. For the last 18 years, Supreme and Nike have cooked up some of the most sought after sneakers in history. The unlikely collaborative relationship started in 2002 and has since seen more than 30 sneakers released. Whilst no one could have pictured how successful the relationship turned out to be, the recipe for its success is simple: always keep them guessing.
As more Supreme Nike shoes are undoubtedly on the way in SS20, we thought it was about time we showcased the entire collection. We’ll be showing you every Supreme x Nike shoe ever made, putting them on the timeline. Without further delay, let’s take a closer look at Supreme x Nike sneakers starting from the OG Dunk.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk (2002)
In 2002, the late great Sandy Bodecker was tasked with reinventing Nike’s skateboarding department. After several failed attempts at getting involved in skateboarding, Nike was struggling to break the market. Seen as a corporate company, Nike was getting no love with skaters all over the world.
Bodecker reached out to some of America’s leading skaters and, eventually, Supreme. The Supreme x Nike SB Dunk dropped in two colourways; Bred and White/Blue. Borrowing elements from the Air Jordan 3, the Nike x Supreme SB featured cement print across the upper; the first time that this print had been used on another sneaker.
Limited to just 500 pairs, the OG Supreme Nike Dunk is a serious pair for any sneakerhead to have. These Supreme Nike 2002 Dunks are not cheap.
Supreme x Nike Dunk High Pro SB (2003)
After kicking the collaboration off in style, Supreme was quickly making a name for itself in the sneaker community. The initial release of the Supreme Nike Dunks had a lot of sneakerheads excited, so following it up was a tough task. However, Supreme certainly didn’t falter.
The Supreme Nike 2003 Dunk is still one of the most sought after pairs for any collector. Dropping in three colourways, the Supreme Nike collab was a luxurious take on the sneaker. Faux croc leather was used on the upper, with stars on the midsection and a Supreme lace dubrae. Supreme actually had a low planned for this release, but the sample was scrapped due to copyright issues.
Supreme x Nike Delta Force ¾ SB (2004)
As Nike Supreme collaborations began to take off, so did Supreme’s desire to use less recognised models. In 2004, Supreme unveiled its take on the 1980s classic SB silhouette. Though the Delta did not last very long in the SB range, Supreme was more than happy to use it.
The ¾ SB featured more padding on the collar and it made sense as a skate shoe. A much sleeker design made it the ideal sneaker for many skaters. Dropping in three colourways, this was the start of Supreme’s affiliation with unexpected models.
Supreme x Nike SB Blazer (2006)
Supreme x Nike collaborations may have had a two-year hiatus, but when they returned they did in a big way. Supreme had opened itself up to the sneaker community and recognised just what they could do with Nike. The Supreme Nike 2006 Blazer would define how luxurious the sneakers could be.
Supreme adorned the classic 1973 silhouette in quilted leather, giving the shoe an added depth and premium feel. Additional details like the Gucci inspired heel tab and gold ring gave this shoe its edge, with a snakeskin Swoosh finishing things off nicely. Dropping in three colourways, his caused campouts and a serious price hike after it dropped.
Supreme x Nike SB Trainer TW 2 (2007)
2007 marked the introduction of a new venture for Supreme x Nike as they looked to cross-training for inspiration. The Nike SB Trainer TW 2 was given a Supreme twist and was Supreme’s first questionable sneaker choice.
Taking design cues from the Air Jordan 4, the Supreme Nike 2007 TW 2 had mesh on the side panel and utilised the classic red, white and black colouring. However, it was the sole that really caught everyone’s attention. The shoes featured large “Supreme” branding split across the soles, an added touch that made it a classic.
Supreme x Nike SB Bruin (2009)
Supreme dug deep into the Nike archives for its 2009 collaboration, emerging with the Bruin. The 1972 basketball sneaker, made famous by Marty McFly, was arguably one of the simplest Supreme Nike sneakers made. It was hard to reimagine this sneaker, but somehow Supreme did.
Dropping in four colourways, the Supreme x Nike SB Bruin featured a large metallic Swoosh and Supreme branding on the midsole. The heel was adorned in the brands iconic “WORLD FAMOUS” motto and featured the same message on the insole. This Supreme Nike 2008 shoe is testament to the fact that less is more.
Supreme x Nike SB 94 (2010)
As 2010 came around, Supreme really began to experiment on its collabs. You can see this in the Supreme Nike 2010 shoe; the SB 94. Whilst it may not be the most popular of sneakers, somehow Supreme managed to make it desirable. The skateboarding DNA was still there, it was given a Supreme twist.
Dropping in the FW10 season, these Supreme Nike shoes featured some unique details. The shoe featured a co-branded tongue and heel. Simple colour blocking on four sneakers made it easy to wear, but even easier to skate. Furthermore, Supreme also took advantage of Nike’s Zoom Air technology to make it comfortable too.
Supreme x Nike SB 94 (2011)
After the unexpected success of the Supreme x Nike SB 94, the two had another crack at it. Referencing New Yorkers love of the Timberland boot, Supreme took a rugged approach to the sneaker. Taking the same design premise, Supreme and Nike unveiled a premium version of the shoe in 2011.
Dropping in “Wheat” and “Black” the Supreme Nike SB 94 featured all the same elements as the previous model. Draped in nubuck, the shoe used a metallic heel cage and cobranded labels on the tongue and heel. If skaters needed a shoe to skate in winter, then Supreme answered those prayers.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk (2012)
2012 was an important year for Supreme x Nike. After 10 years and eight sneakers, the two were celebrating a successful relationship. Taking things back to the roots of the relationship, Supreme and Nike unveiled a commemorative Nike SB Dunk. It was huge. To say that the news broke the sneaker community would be an understatement.
Taking the same design principles as the original 2002 Supreme Nike SB Dunk, the shoe featured elephant print across the panelling. However, the all-red leather across the upper made this shoe stand out much more than the OG. Custom insoles with the “WORLD FAMOUS” motto and a matching hangtag gave the shoe added edge.
With Supreme now one of the most popular brands in streetwear, it meant that the hype around these was crazy. They instantly sold out on release day around the world, leaving many salty and a lucky few celebrating. Supreme x Nike shoes had been changed forever.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 (2012)
Supreme had proven itself as a worthy brand in the sneaker community. After the success of the Dunk drop, many hypebeasts were hungry for more. Nike had also given Supreme more freedom in which models it worked on. When the news broke that Supreme Air Force 1s were on the way, the sneaker community went wild.
Dropping in three colourways, the Supreme Nike 2012 collab was an instant hit. Using a canvas upper, the sneaker featured cobranding on the tongue and insole. A contrasting white and gum sole unit also helped. However, it was the use of a small Supreme box logo that got sneakerheads excited. These sold out quickly, and for good reason.
Supreme x Nik SB Tennis Classic (2013)
By 2013, Supreme had full use of the Nike archive. Recognising the importance of tennis sneakers in fashion. Of course, this wasn’t the first time that Supreme sneakers had not been what people expected.
Using the Nike Tennis Classic, Supreme adapted the shoe for skaters. Minimal branding can be seen on the heel as well as on a hangtag. It wasn’t an instant sell out, but it was a nice break from the traditional models we have seen.
Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ (2013)
In 2012, Nike unveiled Flyknit and changed the sneaker industry forever. By the time 2013 rolled out, Supreme had been the chance to drop its own Flyknit Lunar 1+. Of course, this put Supreme back in the spotlight of the sneaker community. It was a perfect storm of hype and fashion, leading to one of the craziest Supreme launches in history.
Using a very simple Flyknit upper, Supreme used black and grey as the colour scheme. On the side, a woven “Sup” could be spotted. There was very little box logo branding on this shoe, bar the tongue. Custom insoles read “WORLD FAMOUS” just to add to the desire. The Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ quickly rose over €1,000.
Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One (2014)
Following after the Flyknit Lunar 1+ was a tough job. However, Supreme managed to do just that. It looked to a performance basketball sneaker for the first time, picking one of the most iconic. Supreme’s take on the Air Foamposite One sparked riots in the sneaker community, and for good reason.
Taking Penny Hardaway’s historic sneaker, Supreme adorned the shoe in gold Baroque print. Launching in both red and black, it was an instant classic. A holographic Supreme box logo could be spotted on the tongue just for added detail. The matching shorts and jersey only added to the hype of the release.
In fact, this release caused the NYPD to cancel the release. This was officially the shoe that cancelled campouts forever. RIP.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High (2014)
Supreme’s success with the Air Foamposite One was difficult to follow up. Thankfully, they stepped up. As Supreme got further into 2014, it launched its second Air Force 1 collaboration. The news was met with joy, giving sneakerheads a chance to cop another Supreme AF1.
This time tacking the High version, Supreme launched three unique versions of the AF1 High that created a crazy level of hype. The shoes featured “WORLD FAMOUS” straps, a co-branded tongue and custom insoles with the same motto. Supreme x Nike Air Force Ones had changed forever. Since then, the sneakers have only become more valuable. It’s easy to see why.
Supreme x Nike SB GTS (2015)
After three high profile releases that were not SB related, Supreme took its next Nike collab to its roots. The SB GTS, short for “Greatest Tennis Sneaker” dropped in three colours and was a bit of a miss-hit for the brand. However, what followed was arguably one of the most important drops of all time.
Supreme x Air Jordan 5 (2015)
When rumours began circulating that a Supreme x Jordan collaboration was on the way, the sneaker community almost erupted. After all, Supreme had proved itself with Nike, so it seemed the next evolutionary step. The news was not confirmed until the last minute and in spectacular fashion. Supreme announced the Air Jordan collaboration with a photo of Michael Jordan in a co-branded T-shirt.
What followed was pandemonium. Two Supreme x Air Jordan 5s paid homage to the Metallic Black and White. However, the Camouflage iteration was what made the pack. A co-branded midsole, “Supreme” on the mesh and on the sole made these serious contenders for the shoe of the year. This was the first time that Supreme x Jordan collaborated. What a way to start, eh?
Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 (2016)
Continuing its collaboration firsts, Supreme and Nike dropped even more heat in 2016. Rumours had been circulating that Supreme Air Max was on the way. What would the model of choice be? An Air Max 1? An Air Max 90? And Air Max 97? None of the above.
As always, Supreme chose an unexpected model; the Air Max 98. Four colourways of the Supreme Air Max 98 dropped, causing crazy hype. With the hype surrounding the sneaker, it attracted Air Max and Supreme fans alike. Clever details like “Supreme” on the mudguard and custom insoles gave these 98s edge. If we had to pick a favourite, it would be the Snakeskin.
Supreme x Nike SB Blazer Low GT (2016)
Following the Air Max collaboration, Supreme took things back to skateboarding. Following on from its 2006 Blazers, Supreme opted for a low SB version of the 1970s silhouette. Dropping in three colourways, each adorned in suede, the Supreme Blazers featured a box logo on the heel, co-branded tongues and a gum sole.
Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo (2017)
There are fewer sneakers more instantly recognisable than the Air More Uptempo. Made famous during Scottie Pippen’s time at the Chicago Bulls, the chunky Nike basketball silhouette has played an integral part in sneaker culture for over two decades. With that in mind, Supreme thought it was about time to pay homage.
Three colourways of this classic shoe released; Red/White, Gold/White and Black/Black. Each sneaker featured familiar details such as the Air Max cushioning unit. However, there was a slight twist. Replacing the traditional “AIR” wrapped around the upper was a large “SUPREME”, adding to the collabs hype. The Supreme Air More Uptempo is a culture classic.
Supreme x Nike SB Air Force 2 (2017)
Considering that the AF1 is one of the best selling shoes of all time, being the little brother is tough. Originally launched in 1987, the Air Force 2 was a low top basketball sneaker. Supreme launched four versions of the AF2 in 2017, this time with SB technology. This is probably one Supreme x Air Force collab you’ll be quick to forget.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Nike Air Force 1 (2017)
In the world of streetwear, there are fewer brands more well-respected than Supreme and COMME des GARÇONS. When the two first worked together in 2011, it caused waves in the fashion community. Now, when Supreme announced that CDG diffusion line COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT would be working on an Air Force 1, people were interested.
Using a crisp white Air Force 1 as the base, a large eye graphic application adorned the midsection and heel of the shoe. The repeating eyes were as creepy as they were calculated, giving someone a reason to stare. A small “COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT” could be seen on the side, with custom insoles finishing the collab off.
Launched alongside an apparel collection, this AF1 collab quickly sold out and made history.
Supreme x Nike Air Humara (2017)
As you are probably well aware by now, Supreme likes to pick unexpected Nike models. In 2017, Supreme pulled out the Nike Humara, a hiking silhouette that was made for trail running. It wasn’t a hyped release, but the corresponding apparel it launched with was a big succes.
Supreme x NBA x Nike Air Force 1 Mid (2018)
Kicking things off in style for SS18, Supreme paid homage to the NBA fashion of the early 00s. As many will know, the NBA jeans and jackets featured patches of all the teams in the league. The pieces were quickly adopted by rappers and became a part of pop culture.
Launching alongside a host of collaborative apparel, Supreme partnered with the NBA on a collaborative Air Force 1 that featured all teams in the league. Dropping in both black and white, these Supreme AF1s were not hyped. However, it was the story on the court that got people interested.
After J.R. Smith and Kelly Oubre wore the Supreme x NBA x Nike Shooting Sleeve, the NBA banned them. Given that this was an official collaboration, it left many shocked.
Supreme x Nike Zoom Streak Spectrum Plus (2018)
With Supreme’s affiliation with unexpected Nike silhouettes only growing, 2018 saw it go back to the early 2000s once more. Supreme’s take on the Zoom Streak Spectrum Plus was very close to the original and featured minimal branding. 15 years after its original release, Supreme brought back the classic Nike runner. It may not have been the most popular, but it certainly worked.
Supreme x Nike SB Gato (2018)
2018’s Supreme x Nike sneakers referenced the world of indoor football. The silhouette in question was the Air Zoom FC, renamed the SB Lunar Gato. It featured a gum outsole ideal for grip tape and custom “SUPREME” insoles. However, it wasn’t a hit for Supreme.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Nike Air Force 1 (2018)
The success of the 2017 collaboration between Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS x Nike left many wanting more. After Supreme announced that it would be partnering with CDG on a box logo, it seemed the perfect time to launch a special AF1.
Taking the same design cues as the apparel, the Supreme x CDG AF1 featured a split Swoosh and co-branding on the heel. The monochromatic leather silhouette was a big hit with the community and it quickly became one of the strongest AF1s in recent history.
Supreme x Nike Air Max Tailwind IV (2019)
For its second Air Max collaboration, Supreme again used an unsuspecting Nike silhouette: the Tailwind IV. Originally launched in 1999, the Tailwind IV was brought back in a big way, with this collaboration helping its success.
Supreme launched two colourways of the Supreme Tailwind IV; Red/White and Black/Blue. Minimal Supreme branding was used on the tongue and on the heel, with “SUPREME” insoles also featuring. This may not be the most celebrated of Supreme x Nike sneakers, but its definitely one of our favourites.
Supreme x Nike Air Jordan XIV (2019)
When rumours began circulating that another Jordan x Supreme collaboration was on the way, sneakerheads began to get excited. After the success and hype around the Supreme AJ5, many were left wondering what model would eventually be used. When it was announced that an Air Jordan 14 was chosen, eyebrows were certainly raised.
Dropping in two colourways, the Supreme x Air Jordan 14 featured metal studs throughout the upper. Furthermore, subtle Supreme branding can be spotted across the shoe for added effect. It may not have been the Supreme x Jordan collab that many wanted, it still sold out fairly quickly on release day.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low (2019)
For its third Nike SB Dunk Low collaboration, Supreme decided to go for the split colourway approach. Launching across three versions, the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low used a metallic upper and a star logo on the heel. The familiar “SUPREME” insoles helped the shoe, but it wasn’t enough to make it a serious contender.
Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 (2019)
Rumours began to circulate early in the FW19 season that another Supreme x Air Max collaboration was on the way. From relatively early, many knew that the model in question was the Air Max 95. However, rumours also suggested that a luxury approach to the silhouette was going to be taken. Eventually, Drake would help shed some light on the sneaker.
The Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 was made in Italy and featured premium leather. Moreover, minimal Supreme featured on the shoe and this was the first time that a box logo didn’t appear on a Supreme x Nike Air Max. Taking reference from the original “Made in Italy” Air Max 95, the sneaker was not cheap and very limited. Releasing in three colourways and costing €500, it was the most expensive Supreme x Nike collaboration in history.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 (2020)
Kicking 2020 off in style, Supreme announced its most simple Nike collab so far. The Supreme x AF1 takes the two classic colourways of the sneaker and applies small details. A microscopic box logo on the heel, as well as a co-branded tongue, are the only indicators of who makes this sneaker. However, this is the only Supreme sneaker that will be restocked regularly. For the first time, this sneaker won’t be gone forever.