During the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2022 runway show in Paris on June 24th, 2021, Virgil Abloh unveiled multiple colorways and styles of the Louis Vuitton x Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Low.
You can expect each Nike Air Force 1 Low to have Louis Vuitton branding, offset tongue tags, ‘AIR’ on the midsole, and words written on the laces. Alongside the sneakers, also shown is Louis Vuitton luggage that features Nike’s emblem tag on top of the bags.
“A cultural symbol in its own right, today the Nike Air Force 1 serves as an objet d’art emblematic of self-generated subcultural provenance,” Vuitton said in its show notes, even referencing “hacking” in place of collaboration. “For Spring-Summer 2022, Virgil Abloh collaborates with Nike on bespoke Air Force 1s, fusing the trainer’s classic codes with the insignia and materials of Louis Vuitton in homage to the hip-hop culture that shaped him.”
Louis Vuitton Nike Air Force 1 Release Details
Below, you can check out more images of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 collaboration that will give you a closer look. At the time of writing, a release is expected to take place in June 2022. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you.
Release Date: June 2022
Price: Low: €2,000 Mid: €2,500
Update (5/17): From May 21-31, 2022, the exhibition Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh will take place at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn. Open to the public, the expansive showcase charts the creative dialogue between Nike and Louis Vuitton envisioned by the Maison’s Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh for the Spring-Summer 2022 collection prior to his passing on November 28, 2021. The 47 editions of the Nike Air Force 1 sneaker created by Virgil Abloh in partnership with Nike for Louis Vuitton will be displayed in physical and virtual form in immersive spaces reflective of the designer’s domains of creation and presentation. Coinciding with the exhibition, a number of corresponding installations will take place around New York City and the world.
The Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 retail pairs will launch in June via the LV website, with early access available to LV community members. The low-tops will retail at 2,000 euro while the Mid-tops will cost 2,500 euro. Sizing available is 3.5 to 18.
Below, you can check out a rendering of the LV x Nike Air Force 1 NYC exhibition as well as new photos of the shoes.
Update (5/6): We now have a look at part of the retail lineup of Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 releases. Shown is a total of 9 colorways and the two are expected to launch a total of 21 pairs. Currently, the only way to purchase is to be one of LV’s top clients and they will contact you directly. Once we have more information, we will make sure to update you.
Update (2/3): We now have a preview of all eight Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 ‘Friends & Family’ colorways via Elliott Cox.
Release Date: Friends and Family
Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 ‘Friends and Family’
Update (1/20): DJ Khaled has unveiled the friends and family exclusive LV x Air Force 1 in Red. Unfortunately, this pair will not release to the public.
Update (1/19): We now have new photos of the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 in various color options that were given to friends and family. The Louis Vuitton men’s FW22 show will be held in Paris this Thursday, January 20th, at 8 AM ET. It’s possible that we may see more LV x Air Force 1s on display.