[UPDATE] January 27, 2018 6:30am EST – Subscribers to MoMA’s newsletter just received an update on the release. The sneakers will be launched exclusively in-store at the MoMA Design Store in New York City at 8am EST. They will be available for $175 in men’s sizes from US 6 – 15, limited to one pair per customer. Each purchase includes a pair of custom socks and complimentary admission to MoMA. Scroll down for more information and a screenshot of the newsletter.
Brand: Nike Air Force 1 x Off-White by Virgil Abloh for MoMA
Model: Air Force 1 Low
Key Features: All-black colorway, “AIR” branding on the midsole and a metallic Swoosh on the upper.
Release Date: Saturday, January 27 @ 8am EST
Buy: MoMA Design Store, 44 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Editor’s Notes: To celebrate the opening of Items: Is Fashion Modern?, the Museum of Modern Art has linked up with Nike and Virgil Abloh to unveil a new collaborative Nike Air Force 1. First making its appearance at Miami Art Basel 2016, the all-black Nike Air Force 1 x Virgil Abloh will now be available to the public.
Originally released in 1982, the Nike Air Force 1 was the first basketball shoe to use Nike Air technology, eventually going on to be reissued as part of the Abloh’s “The Ten” series; one of the most anticipated releases in recent sneaker history.
In addition to the Air Force 1, the partnership also includes the “Color of the Month” Air Force pack. While the shoes were previously rumored to never be available to the public, the limited editions sneakers are set to be one of the first items on display, alongside a co-branded AF1 x MoMA Nike Elite basketball sock as a gift with purchase.
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