Collaborations owned the sneaker panorama in 2021, and Nike delivered numerous seems with others that every one collectors liked.
The athletic big labored with the likes of Social Standing, Kith, Supreme and different footwear and style leaders all year long to provide a few of its traditional sneakers new footwear to select from.
Under, six in-the-know collectors share their ideas on a number of of Nike’s high collaborations from 2021.
Social Standing “Free Lunch” Dunks (“Chocolate Milk” and “Strawberry Milk”)
“James Whitner proved to be one other prolific storyteller in 2021, particularly for the underrepresented minorities, by way of his Nike Dunks with a customized lower to relate a ‘Free Lunch’ story. The entire rollout of the brief movie and packaging for the ‘Chocolate Milk’ and ‘Strawberry Milk’ colorways jogged my memory how the free lunch program served my household in a time of want. The sneaker made you recall your favourite lunch choice and perceive how vital neighborhood is for kids and households.” — T.J. Keasal
Patta Air Max 1
“I see this shoe throughout all of my timelines, each platforms, so the saturation is wild. Plus it’s a Black-owned model — received to like that.” — Jazerai Allen-Lord
Kith for Nike Air Pressure 1
“If there’s one factor Ronnie Fieg is know for his execution. To commemorate his newest flagship areas in Paris and Hawaii he dropped two Air Pressure 1s, which at first look might not look too loopy, however once you lookup shut and peep the loopy but refined detailing you’ll see why these footwear are so spectacular. Each pairs function an all white premium higher complimented by the embossed Kith-branded quarter panels which sits on a sail outsole. The Paris model attracts inspiration from the French flag with the velvet collar and tri-colored mini embroidered Swoosh, whereas the latter model has a ‘Blue Lagoon’ collar and mini embroidered swoosh which has similarities to the water in Hawaii.” — Henry Francois
“The perfect Nike collab this yr has to go to Off-White. I leap forwards and backwards between the 50 and the lemonade AF1. However in my eyes, it actually will be the 50 with Virgil [Abloh] passing. I’ve puzzled in hindsight if he knew his time right here will not be the longest, and he wished to make sure as many individuals as doable may have his work. Therefore the best way it launched and the amount. If that’s the case it makes the discharge much more significant than what many people thought initially. And that claims loads to me, personally.” — Ricky Shoebio
Supreme SB Dunk Lows
“The Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Lows proved that when Supreme is on they’re untouchable. You need to see these Dunks in individual to essentially admire them. They’re on my hit checklist now. Flawless execution and one other traditional.” — Robbie Falchi
Sacai x Fragment LDV Waffle
“We received hit with a slew of triple collabs this yr, however the Nike x Sacai x Fragment LDV Waffle was a gorgeous nod to nostalgia combined with simply the correct hit of recent notoriety. My private favourite was the sunshine smoke grey colorway. Expounding within the traditional Invoice Bowerman creation, I liked the double Swoosh, suede overlays and small Fragment lightning bolt emblem — simply the correct amount of hype to maintain the brand new era of sneakerheads satiated whereas making the OG’s appreciative of the resurgence of a traditional silhouette. A undoubtedly high decide for 2021 for me.” — David “Kari” Daniels