Off White x Nike – Blue Air Force 1
Everyone in the sneaker world has heard of Virgil Abloh and his brand Off-White – the streetwear super giant has been teaming up with the likes of Nike, Ikea, Evian and Converse for a few years now.
The initial and now legendary Nike x Off-White Collaboration known as ‘The Ten’ pack included reworks of Nike’s most popular models including the Air Max, Air Force 1, Blazer, Zoom Fly, Air Jordan 1, Chuck Taylor and the Hyper Dunk.
All models flew off the shelves across the world and we have seen resale prices for deadstock the Ten models growing year on year. Check out our article on ‘Off-White x Nike : All You Need to Know’ here for more information on resale prices and a backstory into The Ten pack.
Since the inception of The Ten we have seen a number of re-worked models dropped from the Off-White x Nike team including additional colourways of the Air Force 1’s (dropped in Volt & Black), Blazers (Black & Orange), Blazers (Serena Williams) and the Zoom Fly (black and tulip pink).
Adding even more fuel to the fire that is the Nike x Off-White collaborations we have seen some highly exclusive pairs released to friends & family and some very lucky collectors who were at the right place at the right time.
Off-White x Nike in 2019
2019 has every sneakerhead with their eyes set on the Nike x Off-White blue Air Force 1’s that have been teased via Instagram on the feet of Virgil himself.
Half a year after getting one peek at this iteration, we’re finally seeing its debut.
Before the expected drop in June 2019 for the all blue version of the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 let’s take a look at some of the more select releases in the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 collections, which will give you an idea of the possibility of buying and the resale value of these blue MCA AF1’s.
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Nike x Off-White, Air Force 1 Moma
Release date: January 27th 2018
Retail price: USD$175
Resell price: USD$3,272 -$12,000+(US 10)
Released exclusively at MOMA in NYC back in 2017 – the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 Moma featured the same overall silhouette as The Ten Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 except in an all-black upper, white text detailing and an exposed silver Swoosh. Designed to celebrate the opening of Items: Is Fashion Modern?, this special edition Nike x Off-White sneaker was near impossible to secure.
Nike x Off-White, Air Force 1 ComplexCon
Release date: November 4th 2017
Retail price: USD$150
Resell price: USD$3,509 (US 10)
Another super exclusive Air Force 1 Nike x Off-White – released as part of Nike’s AF100 collection at Complex Con in 2017, this silhouette unlike the others in The Ten line up had a slightly more simplistic look to it. An all-white leather upper and mid sole was accented with the Off-White signature touches including exposed stitching, the signature tag and a metallic silver Swoosh sewn across the side.
Nike x Off-White, Air Force 1 Blue Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Release date: Monday, June 10th 2019 (To be confirmed)
Retail price: USD$150
Current resell price: USD$4,000 (US 10)
After announcing the end of the Nike x Off-White men’s collaboration sneaker heads went into an absolute tailspin. However, in late December 2018 Virgil was spotted wearing a blue version of the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1’s.
The shoes have a full leather upper, bold silver swoosh and exposed stitching much like the other iterations of the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1’s we have witnessed in the past. Pegged to release in June 2019 in collaboration with The Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art we can expect to see a release in person and through the Off-White e-store.
With the collaboration between the two brands coming to a close and the super exclusivity of this silhouette, expect the resale prices to go through the roof on this one if you are able to secure a pair.
How to buy the Nike x Off-White Blue AF1
The exact time, date and location of the drop remains a secret – however the MCA’s exhibit will feature a pop-up store called ‘Church & State’ which will likely stock Off-White related items for purchase. Alternatively, you can expect to see a Frenzy based sale that will be geo-targeted to around the exhibition itself.
In late May Virgil teased via his Instagram profile the clearest view we have so far of the Nike x Off-White MCA Air Force 1’s – the video showed Virgil signing a pair of the Nike X Off-White Air Force 1’s MCA’s especially for tennis star Serena Williams. The video has made the rounds on every platform you can imagine and has all but confirmed the details of the silhouette to be released.
Signing the midsole in typical Virgil Abloh fashion the all blue model has now been speculated to drop during Virgil’s Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Exhibition starting from June 10th.
Stay on alert for a drop out of nowhere
Don’t be surprised if there’s a shock drop on a random date via Serena William’s personal website – the relationship between Serena and Virgil is no secret with 2x special model Nike x Off-White silhouettes (the Air Max 97 and Blazer) designed and released especially for Serena Williams.
Like the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MOMA’s we can expect to see a number of friends & family get early access to the blue Air Force 1 MCA pairs and start the asking for sales via StockX, FlightClub, Ebay etc.
Due to the notoriety of these sneakers and with most friends & family exclusive early drops that the sneakers will command a price around the USD$2,500 mark – once more sneakers become available the price might drop slightly but don’t expect this to remain like this for long.
As with the Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 MOMA and Nike x Off-White Air Force 1 ComplexCon versions the resale prices spiked sharply after 3-4 months and have been growing steadily ever since.
It may even be worth taking a trip to Chicago to raise your chances on getting your hands on this piece of modern art in the form of footwear.