Up Close with the F&F Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 in Yellow
One of the late, great Virgil Abloh's final creations before his passing in November 2021 was the Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 collection. An ultimate realization of Abloh's barrier-breaking street-meets-runway ethos, the collection paid homage to hip-hop style and New York City bootleg culture. Abloh, his team at Louis Vuitton and Nike created several takes on the Air Force 1, ranging from styles that were auctioned off at Sotheby's to benifit the 'POST-MODERN' scholarship fund to eight friends and family colourways that were given out to the designer's closest confidants. Now, sample and PE collector @englishsole has provided a thoroughly detailed look at one of those eight F&F pairs, namely the yellow iteration.
Just like the other seven Air Force 1s in the set, this yellow pair features a full leather upper with debossed LV Damier print. The swaths of yellow are split by a similarly-patterned white Swoosh with a small neon green hangtag. Co-branded details appear on the asymmetrical tongue tag and the heel, while signature Off-White Helvetica text can be seen on the midsole and the laces. The shoes also come packaged in a special breakdown box with high-end tchotchkes like leather Swooshes, a dust bag and a mini luggage tag, plus a postcard.
Unless you're willing to shell out some serious cash on the secondary market – assuming there are even any pairs there – you won't be able to get your hands on these LV Air Force 1s. However, you can check them out in detail above.
Want to learn more about Virgil's Air Force 1s? Check out our interview with Sotheby's head of streetwear about the pairs they auctioned off right here.