The late Virgil Abloh helped Louis Vuitton and NIKE, Inc. solidify their alliance. But the two had reportedly collaborated on a Swoosh-branded project back in 2014. The result? A fragment design x Air Jordan 1 made from Epi Leather from a French fashion business.
The pair appears to have been created for Kim Jones. Moreover, he was a Londoner who served as Louis Vuitton’s creative director from 2011 to 2018. According to English Sole, a collector of rare sneakers, the pair is probably one of three. According to reports, the tri-color Air Jordan is not a customized or reconstructed version of the retail release from December ’14. But rather a pair made as other Epi Leather – a vegetable-tanned leather that is dyed and finished with a protective, water-resistant coating – items from L.V. Everything about the unique Air Jordan 1 is the same as the models the Jumpman team unveiled eight years ago. But the recently discovered sample has wavy micro-ridges all over the upper. Moreover, it signifies the leather’s unique quality.
Enjoy a closer look at the pair above thanks to Instagram user @englishsole. However, don’t lose hope that the shoes will ever be available in stores.
On the other hand, check out all Nike Air Force 1 releases.