Official Images Of The Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Sheed”
Virgil Abloh’s deep connection with sneaker, streetwear, and hip-hop cultures was undeniable. Throughout his journey, he consistently infused his work with playful references to these spaces, evident in his Instagram captions, marketing campaigns, and designs. Abloh’s respect for those who came before him led to the creation of the Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 Mid “Sheed” edition.
Unveiled at the “Virgil Abloh: The Codes c/o Architecture” exhibit in Miami during the early days of December 2022, this special sneaker pays homage to former NBA champion Rasheed Wallace and his iconic black patent leather Air Force 1 High Player-Exclusive (P.E.) from the 2000s. Abloh reinterprets the classic silhouette with his signature Off-White touch, incorporating distinctive elements such as zip ties, the Helvetica font, and extra lacing. However, he stays true to the essence of “Sheed” by featuring Wallace’s logo on the lateral heel and his jersey number (30) on the ankle strap.
Recent collaborations between Off-White and Nike have seen mixed reactions from fans, but the “Sheed” Air Force 1 Mid is likely to captivate a wider audience due to its historic and cultural significance. It represents a meaningful fusion of basketball heritage and contemporary streetwear aesthetics.
As we eagerly await the official release, enjoy the preview of the “Sheed” Air Force 1 Mid through the provided images. Be on the lookout for its launch on Nike SNKRS, as this remarkable sneaker is sure to be a sought-after collector’s item for both sneaker enthusiasts and basketball fans alike.
Photos via Nike
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