Virgil Abloh Shares Images of First-Ever Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 1 Sample

Sporting an exposed airbag sketch on its midsole.

By
Footwear
168,550 Hypes 23 Comments

Back in 2018, news broke that the Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 1 was supposed to have a visible airbag, and now Virgil Abloh has shared images of the first-ever sample pair he produced.

Abloh shows the pair in a series of Instagram images that see a white AJ1 in both physical form and as a digital mockup. He describes the sneaker as “the exact pair that kicked off an epiphany,” and goes on to talk about how he took an Exacto knife to the sneaker and how that unfolded into becoming “The Ten” collection.

The sample pair seen in his uploads has been drawn on, deconstructed and worn-in. The sole unit sports a sketch of where the airbag would be, while the swoosh has been attached with blue tape and sits atop an exposed interior construction. Elsewhere, we see a collar around the top of the shoe that is stripped back to its foam base, as well as stitching at the rear-quarter that has been unpicked.

Take a closer look at the very-first Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 1 sample in Abloh’s post below.

In other news, here is an official look at the Nike Air Fear of God 1 “Triple Black.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

thisisneverthat Drops Collaborative Casio G-Shock DW-5600 Watch
Fashion

thisisneverthat Drops Collaborative Casio G-Shock DW-5600 Watch

Accompanied by a free commemorative T-shirt.

Supreme x My Bloody Valentine Spring 2020 Collection
Fashion

Supreme x My Bloody Valentine Spring 2020 Collection

Featuring original album artwork from the rock band’s discography.

Omega Updates Its Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M for 2020
Fashion

Omega Updates Its Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M for 2020

Standing at the top of its diving range.


ASICS' GEL-Noosa Tri 12 Gets Electrifying Neon Update
Footwear

ASICS' GEL-Noosa Tri 12 Gets Electrifying Neon Update

Accented with a bright camo-tinged midsole.

Squarepusher Reflects on Isolation in Calming "Detroit People Mover" Visual
Music

Squarepusher Reflects on Isolation in Calming "Detroit People Mover" Visual

Taken from his newest album ‘Be Up A Hello’ and EP ‘Lamental.’

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 Gets Super Soaker-Themed "Splash Zone" Makeover
Footwear

Jordan Why Not Zer0.3 Gets Super Soaker-Themed "Splash Zone" Makeover

Water droplets, splash graphics and a special box complete the pair.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.