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Following a joint effort that saw Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE link up with Takashi Murakami on a limited selection of hand-printed T-shirts, the famed Japanese artist has taken to Instagram to show off a special gift from his recent collaborator. Murakami is in turn the latest to receive a pair of Abloh’s uber-coveted Nike Air Jordan 1 collaboration, complete with his name highlighted on the midsole.

@easyotabor @takishz05 @wakamoon & @virgilabloh

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@virgilabloh !!! Arrived !! It helped @takishz05

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Murakami of course joins a long list of Virgil’s influencer/celebrity pals who have received what has already been dubbed the shoe of the year.

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