Finally, after a long period of teasers and ahead of the summertime debut, we receive first look images at Virgil Abloh‘s Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 “University Gold” sneaker. The model offers a loud, monochromatic look that serves as an apt follow-up to 2019’s ultra-limited Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 Low “MCA Chicago.”
From heel to toe, the “University Gold” is drenched in a vibrant yellow shade. Its leather upper is split by a metallic silver Swoosh, loosely stitched on with black thread. Special details grace both the lateral and medial quarters: the former features a delicately pinned yellow fabric tab, the latter is blasted with stamped Off-White™ branding. Additionally, a yellow plastic zip tie can be seen hanging down from the laces.
As far as the insides go, the tongues feature an exposed foam construction with an off-center tag that veers towards the medial collar, and heels supply taped detailing, while co-branded hits are placed on the insoles. The last flourish is supplied by the black “AIR” graphic stamped on the midsole above and in front of the AF1’s standard embossed Air hit.
Thought to correspond with the opening of Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” exhibit at ICA Boston on July 3, we might get an official price tag revealed around then, so stay tuned. Take a closer look at Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1 Low “University Gold” below.