Virgil Abloh First Posthumous Off-White x Nike Collaboration Release Date

Four months have passed since the untimely death of Virgil Abloh and now the release of his first posthumous Off-White x Nike collaboration has been announced.

The sportswear brand has officially confirmed today that pairs of the Off-White x Nike Blazer Lows in White/University Red and Black/Electro Green colorways will hit shelves in early April. Notably, it comes “in accordance with Abloh’s wishes and in partnership with his wife, Shannon Abloh,” Nike said. It follows the late designer’s quiet two-year battle with an aggressive form of cancer called cardiac angiosarcoma.

The Black/Electro Green colorway of the Off-White x Nike Blazer Low. Image via Nike

Abloh applied their design philosophy to the Blazer Low by giving the shoes various holes cut into the upper, exposing the foam on the tongue and attaching the Off-White zipper to the double laces. The most noticeable change to the silhouette is the protruding heel on the midsole, which is a detail inspired by the Nike Air Terra Humara trail running shoe.

Per Nike, this Off-White x Nike Blazer Lows set will be released via SNKRS and at select Nike and Off-White retailers on April 8 for $140 each.

There are still more Off-White x Nike sneakers designed before his passing that are set to receive a retail launch, including a pair of Air Force 1 Mids, but no release details for the aforementioned collaboration have been shared.

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