Louis Vuitton Nike “Air Force 1” on sale tonight
Get your web browsers ready and clear your schedule of all plans tonight, as a limited number of the Louis Vuitton Nike “Air Force 1” collaboration will be up for grabs for a lucky number of people starting at 6pm AEST.
We say lucky because, rather than your usual online battleground for limited-edition sneakers that crashes websites and consumers smash their keyboards in a rush of adrenaline, the Louis Vuitton team has crafted a type system lottery to ensure a fair and smoother sales process. .
Following the official link here, you’ll be placed in a waiting room (along with all the other beans after a pair) where every minute someone will be randomly chosen to purchase one of nine Louis Vuitton Nike “Air Force 1” variants on offer. The sneakers available will be both mid-top and low-top editions in different colorways. A fair and effective method, if we say so ourselves.
Sneaker fans would already know the history and success of the Nike “Air Force 1”. The humble and simple silhouette sneaker is one of the most iconic and successful shoe styles to be created. It’s for its timeless design and easy comfort that the late Virgil Abloh chose it for his Spring/Summer 2022 menswear show. In collaboration with Nike, Abloh redesigned 47 pairs of Air Force 1 using materials from the same collection, all of which were made in Fiesso d’Artica, Italy, the official shoe factory of Louis Vuitton.
Earlier this year, Louis Vuitton also partnered with Sotheby’s to auction a special edition of the “Air Force 1” range entirely made of precious calfskin and adorned with Monogram and Damier patterns as well as a piping in natural calfskin. Finally, they were packaged in a Louis Vuitton pilot bag and had a starting bid of US$2,000. Money raised from this auction was donated to the “Post-Modern” Virgil Abloh™ Scholarship Fund, according to his wishes before his death.
The Louis Vuitton Nike “Air Force 1” drop go live at 6:00 p.m. AEST tonight. Good luck!