Louis Vuitton unveiled their Spring Summer 2022 collection for menswear last Friday and many sneakerheads were thrilled to catch a glimpse of the French Maison’s collaboration with Nike —the new Air Force 1 sneakers. Coming in 21 colourways, the shoes include low and mid-top versions. The panels of the shoes are emblazoned with Vuitton’s signature monogram prints, the words “AIR” printed on the midsoles and “LACET” (the French word for laces) adorns on the lace tips. Designed by Virgil Abloh, who is known for his penchant for infusing streetwear elements into the realm of luxury, the shoes will be a collector’s piece when they are released.
In its show notes, the Maison said, “For Spring-Summer 2022, Virgil Abloh collaborates with Nike on bespoke Air Force 1s, fusing the trainer’s classic codes with the insignia and materials of Louis Vuitton in homage to the hip-hop culture that shaped him.” For now, details about the Louis Vuitton Air Force 1s are still not known and all we have to do now is to wait. Similar to its cousins at Dior, where Kim Jones has created the highly popular Air Diors, we would expect nothing less than a clean sweep when the shoes hit the shelves.
All images courtesy of Louis Vuitton