Virgil Abloh hasn’t stepped away from the spotlight in years, and with the handful of NIKE, Inc.-backed projects that’ve been teased over the last seven months, there’s no sign he’s planning to revert to oblivion. Among the many things the Illinois-native has his hands in, the Off-White x Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% serves as Abloh’s latest mix of heritage and future-thinking design.
While spiked running shoes haven’t drawn the crowds and resale prices that propositions like an Air Jordan 1 have, they’ve allowed the trained architect to reimagine vintage running footwear for the modern-day. One of three pairs set to launch soon, the pictured “Black/Scream Green” style indulges in a predominantly dark color palette, with profile swooshes, laces and outsoles deviating in either an off-white or vibrant green tone. Many of the motifs now considered signature to the Off-White brand reprise their usual places on the upcoming sneaker, but medial sides forgo any Helvetica text. Nevertheless, the shoe is unquestionably a look into the mind of Mr. Abloh.
Enjoy imagery of Off-White’s latest swoosh-branded project ahead, as you wait to secure your pair via Nike SNKRS on July 23rd.
For more from under the NIKE, Inc. umbrella, check out the Air Jordan 36.
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Off-White x Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% “Black”
Release Date: Jul 23rd, 2021 (Friday)
Mens: $260Style Code: CV0697-001