This article was published on January 11, 2023 and updated on January 13, 2023

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Givenchy’s Matthew M Williams has taken to Instagram to share images of him and the house’s Spring/Summer 2023 campaign star Alkaline, in which the American creative director is sporting an interesting pair of sneakers that has fanatics talking.

Williams — who is also the founder of the label 1017 ALYX 9SM — sits alongside the Jamaican Dancehall artist in a duo of images, wearing what looks to be a new Air Force 1 collaboration with Nike.

The designer actually commented on the rumors when Highsnobiety reposted his Instagram image.

"Work in progress prototype," Williams winked. "The shoes are just dirty because I have been wearing the samples testing how the leather ages." Sounds like new ALYX AF1s are indeed on the menu.

ALYX is no stranger to a collaboration with the Swoosh having linked on numerous occasions in the past for takes on the AF1 High and a pair of Zoom 005 Slides, to name only a few.

That being said, if what Williams is rocking in these new images turns out to be the next in line: you'll have to have your wits about you to get your hands (or feet?) or a pair.

Alkaline — who also fronted Givenchy SS22 as well as having a selection of his songs played at the French house’s Paris Fashion Week show — returns for SS23 in a campaign shot by photographer Heji Shin, which was revealed on Williams’ Instagram earlier this week.

While the campaign will whet the lips ahead of Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2023 presentation in Paris next week (January 18, to be precise), it’s Williams’ AF1 tease that has us talking for now.

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