John Elliott‘s NikeLab collaboration first surfaced during the presentation of his 2017 fall/winter collection at New York Fashion Week: Men’s in early February. Rounding out Elliott’s sports-inspired collection on the runway was his NikeLab take on the Vandal High. During an interview with HYPEBEAST at the show, Elliott mentioned that this is his first collaboration with the Swoosh, and that he “grew up skating and playing basketball.”
For me, the only silhouette that I did both in was the Vandal. I traveled with Vandals throughout the course of my childhood, so for me, this whole collection is based in the past. And there was no shoe that made more sense to work on than the Vandal.
Now, the streetwear-styled high-top sneaker has a release date. Elliott shared details on Instagram and an image of both the “Anthracite” and “Sail” colorways. Look for the sneakers to arrive in-store at colette and NikeLab P75 in Paris on June 21. The next day, they’ll be available worldwide via JohnElliott.co. Visit the website to read Elliott’s story on how the NikeLab collaboration came to be.