The Second Off-White x Nike Air Presto Drops This Friday
Virgil Abloh is on a roll. Despite remaining at the helm of Off-White while working as Louis Vuitton’s new menswear artistic director, he has somehow managed to fit in more collaborations with Nike.
The Ten—which proved to be an absolute sensation when first announced in 2017—is a partnership between the design talent and the sportswear giant. It has seen ten iconic Nike sneakers redesigned for the streetwear generation including the Air Jordan 1, Air Max 97 and Converse Chuck Taylor.
In September last year, the collection released a reimagining of the Nike Air Presto. Popular in the early noughties, Abloh turned the sneaker inside out, adding a mesh cage and velcro heel strap reading “AIR”.
Fans first heard rumors that another Presto was set to join the club back in March. And now they have been proven true.
Clearly not satisfied with just one colorway, Off-White is launching a brand new Air Presto in monochromatic shades. The black and white designs are a lot more subtle than the original release but still feature Abloh’s industrial techniques and recognizable quotation marks.
Known as the Polar Opposites pack, the two sneakers each bear the signature Nike Swoosh. Both pairs feature white detailing and that plastic zip tie that has become a staple of the Off-White brand.
The black Prestos will be available to buy on July 27 with the white pair arriving a week later on August 3. Both will retail for $160.
With this particular silhouette going for around ten times its original price at resale, you’re going to have to think quick if you want to cop them straight from the brand.