Release Date Announced: Off-White x Nike Blazer Low
After Virgil Abloh’s tragic passing in November of 2021, Nike and Off-White put a temporary hold on their collaborative releases out of respect for the late designer and his family. V, as his friends and co-workers called him, however, was a tireless worker with multiple projects lined up at the time of his passing, and now they’re set to resume their rollout with the blessing of his wife Shannon Abloh. The first Off-White x Nike sneaker to release in 2022 will be the Blazer Low, a style that was first revealed last summer and has been teased on and off since 2020.
Arriving in a sporty white, red and yellow colourway that pays homage to the Blazer’s rich hoops heritage and a crisp black makeup with vivid blue and green accents, each features a sharply-shaped heel that seems to draw inspiration from the Air units found on Nike ACG’s classic Air Terra Humara, plus other familiar Off-White details like Helvetica text on the medial quarter, plastic zip ties secured to the laces and small fabric tags hanging from the Swooshes.
What’s particularly poignant about these Blazers though is how they work in the design language from some of Abloh’s past releases. Cut-out circles on the upper call back to his famed Off-White x Air Jordan 5 colabs from 2020, while the second set of ‘laces’ nods to the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low. The look is finished off with specially-branded insoles and tongue tags, and each style is packaged in a cut-out shoebox.
The Off-White x Nike Blazer Low collection is set to release on April 8, and a retail price has yet to be announced.