The Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Monogram Trainer Features The Classic French Check
After collaborating with Supreme back in 2017, the luxury brand now teams up with Nike with the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Monogram trainer.
First designed back in 1896, Louis Vuitton’s Monogram has become a symbol of the elite, the wealthy & pure luxury. However, back in 2017 that all changed. No longer were Louis Vuitton just a brand for the super rich, they were now on the streetwear map. The prices still remained a far fetch for the average streetwear enthusiast but it was the start of something new, a thing we now know as luxury streetwear. The Supreme x Louis Vuitton collaboration marked a seismic shift in the industry. It allowed brands like Burberry & Balenciaga to touch base with a new “street savvy” consumer. It also saw the arrival of OFF-WHITE’s head honcho, Virgil Abloh, move into a creative design role at Louis Vuitton. For 2021, we are now treated to the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Monogram collection.
AS you probably already know this isn’t Abloh’s first partnership with Nike. ‘The Ten’ from 2017 and Abloh’s forthcoming OFF-WHITE x Nike Dunk ‘The 50’ collection are a reminder of just how strong Abloh’s influences are for the swoosh brand. This latest collaboration opts for Nike’s basketball silhouette from the early 1980s, the Air Force 1, an original pioneer of Air sole technology. From a UK perspective, the Air Force 1 has become a staple street trainer style from London to Leeds. Dizzee Rascal even referenced the shoe in ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ from 2003, a testament to the AF1’s OG Grime roots.
Featuring the classic LV Monogram print across a range of Air Force 1’s the drop is a sure sell out. Going with a bootleg vibe, something we have seen other luxury brands tap into recently such as Gucci & Burberry, sneaker fans are treated to a range of Air Force 1’s in a variety of colourways such as classic monogram check brown, yellow, university red, blue, purple & green. As usual with Abloh there’s the signature quotation marks such as “SHOE LACES” on the laces & “AIR” on the midsole.
The Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Monogram trainer is rumoured to drop over the coming months. Shop the drop via the links below & don’t forget to subscribe to mint. & follow @the_mint_mag to keep up to date with all the latest apparel, footwear & everything else in between.