Nike is a brand that is no stranger to collaborations. From streetwear to luxury fashion sneakers, the iconic sportswear company has collaborated with numerous high-profile brands and designers over the years to create limited-edition sneakers that are coveted by sneakerheads around the world. Several of those one-of-a-kind shoes that you can find in top-grade auctions. On the other hand, Louis Vuitton is known for its luxurious high-end fashion and accessories. The brand has a reputation for producing some of the most expensive and sought-after products in the world, from leather bags to watches and perfumes.
Now, imagine a collaboration between these two iconic brands for a pair of sneakers. It’s hard to imagine anything short of extraordinary. The fusion of Nike’s expertise in athletic footwear and Louis Vuitton’s luxury craftsmanship resulted in a sneaker that’s truly one of a kind. And few humans have had the privilege to see them. But, here we are, to show you how these never-released sneakers that would go straight to the auctions sites in a breeze.
The Nike x Louis Vuitton That Were Never Released to the Market
Louis Vuitton and Nike did indeed collaborate once, on a limited-edition Air Force 1 collection, designed by Virgil Abloh. This collection was a tribute to hip-hop and bootleg culture, featuring bespoke styles crafted from the highest-quality materials. The LV AF1 became a sneakers lover’s “grail,” a term used to describe a highly sought-after shoe. Most of the high-circles collectors have pursued them, but most of them have failed getting a pair.
One of the never-before-seen samples from this collection was recently revealed by Imed Soussi, the global PR communications manager of Louis Vuitton menswear. The sample showcased a suede-and-canvas mixture in rich moss green and forest green with LV’s famous monogram covering the entirety of the upper. The gold foil stamp on the lateral quarter, custom laces, thick stitch detailing around the Swoosh, and leather heel tab made it even more extraordinary.
While this sample pair will never be released for retail, it’s exciting to see the possibilities that arise when two iconic brands come together to create something extraordinary.
People Who Has These Sneakers for Sale Ask Tons of Money for Them
Regarding these sempiternal prospects, the sneakers collectors that have obtained a pair could ask a 4-digit number when selling them online.
For example, in the popular auctions site StockX you can see a pair being sold by $4,325, that is $1,475 (-25%) lower than the original $5,800 asked by the seller.
It’s still to see if the few samples of these top-grade sneakers are sold, and if Nike and Louis Vuitton get to collaborate in the near future. It’s a mystery how those samples got to their hands, because there were never released to the market, ergo, never got to hit the store’s shelves.