OFF-WHITE hosted its track and field-themed Paris Fashion Week SS19 show yesterday. While Virgil Abloh’s label had the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid walk the runway, plus Olympians like British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and track and field star Katarina Johnson-Thompsonan, our focus was on what was happening below the ankle.
Eva Al Desnudo, Highsnobiety’s photographer on the ground in Paris, managed to capture some of the best sneakers on show at the event. The highlights, which you can check out above, consisted of a mixture of in-house OFF-WHITE designs and previously-unseen Nike designs.
Abloh, of course, is well known for his “The Ten” collaboration with Nike, which has now spanned almost one year and comprises upward of 20 silhouettes and colorways.
From the images above, we can make out a track-inspired silhouette that resembles the Nike Zoom Fly SP and the Nike Vaporfly Street (slide 3). The design features the deconstructed, exaggerated foam tongue found on Abloh’s Nike Air VaporMax, as well as dual Swooshes on the upper. The outsole features a number of spikes, while a complex lacing system is superimposed on the existing (and still intact) original laces.
The other two Nike sneakers (slides 1 and 2) look to be an inside-out Nike Waffle Racer that has been, again, modified in OFF-WHITE’s signature deconstructed style. Featuring a secondary lacing system, that sits in contrast to the worn, vintage style upper, the sneaker also has a two-Swoosh design on its sides and “racing spikes” on the iconic waffle sole. Both colorways were marked with “PROTOTYPE” text on the midsole.
Finally, the third model is the label’s in-house CST-001 sneaker (slide 4), which features a wraparound, strap closure at the high-top ankle. The OFF-WHITE logo is both on the chunky rubber sole and the textile upper.
Flip through the images above and leave your thoughts on the latest in OFF-WHITE x Nike footwear in the comments below.
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