In the last episode of Fusion we looked at the hottest sneakers in collaboration with german sportwear manufacturer Adidas and this time it’s all about the brand with the swoosh! Nike, named after the greek goddess of victory, was one of the first companies to join lifestyle advertising, selling a identity rather than a product. Part of their success has been collaborations with athletes, artist and individuals across all genres that were really unique and stood out against the products of their competitors.
Check out these ten Nike collaborations and leave your two cents on which one should and shouldn’t have made the list.
1. Off-White Presto
While you can’t pick one “most iconic” sneaker from Virgil Ablohs “The Ten” the Prestos are definitely amongst the most popular.
2. KAWS Jordan
Why include Jordan Brand? Because it’s Nike nonetheless and looking at the pictures of the Air Jordan 4 in collaboration with US-based popartist KAWS it’s self explanatory why we added it to the list.
3. Kanye West Yeezy
While Kanye cut ties to Nike and is solely focused on releasing sneakers with adidas, one must not forget the first ever Yeezy released was with Nike.
4. Undercover React Element 87
Our favorite Nike release this year and one that received a lot of positive feedback for sure is the Nike x Undercover React Element 87. The translucent upper the freaky outsole made this one stand out.
5. Travis Scott Air Force 1
Even if you’re not a big fan of the Astroworld rapper the Air Force 1 x Travis collab is just too clean to be put on this list. With the gum outsole mixed with the silver swoosh and the clean classic white upper the design of this AF1 is straight to the point.
6. Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 1/97
Sean Wotherspoon announced earlier this year that another Nike collaboration is on it’s way and personally we can’t wait to see what he brings to the table this time.
7. Comm de Garcons Vapormax
Before the Vapormax released the popular opinion was that they are too sturdy but now, seeing more people wearing them on the streets, they became more accepted and collaborations do not come short with one of Nikes most innovative silhouette.
8. Supreme Air More Uptempo
Looks like a Jordan but sneakerheads know the Nike Air More Uptempo just too well!
9. Fear of God Nike
Coming soon hopefully.
10. Acronym Presto
Air Prestos were a big hit when the first 13 colorways released back in 2000. Acronym, famous for their tech gear, added a new touch to the famous silhouette and continues to do so everytime they collaborate with Nike.