We have pulled together some of our favorite Holy Grail footwear releases from recent memory and some from the vault.
- Nike x Sean Wotherspoon Air Max 97/1
This Nike and Sean Wotherspoon collaboration was apparently inspired by Sean's admiration for vintage Nike hats from the '80s. Eagle-eyed sneakerheads will be able to recognise that the upper is of the Air Max 97, and the sole is of the Air Max 1. It also features a multicolour corduroy upper with frayed edges. This pair dropped on Air Max Day in March 2018
- Air Jordan x Off White Nike AJ I 1 Chicago 'The 10 Ten' (2017)
Nike's Jordan Brand partner up with Virgil Abloh's Off-White label for the first time to bring us the highly anticipated Air Jordan 1 Retro High 'Chicago' which were part of 'The Ten' collection and originally released in September 2017. The sneakers come a Chicago Bulls-inspired colourway and feature red, white and black colours. They feature an upper crafted from deconstructed leather. The lateral side features a large black "Swoosh" logo, while the medial side features the signature Off-White quotation lettering in black. Additional details include quotation lettering present on the midsole which reads "AIR", and on the ends of the shoelaces reading, "SHOELACES". The look is completed with a red outsole.
- Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago (1994)
The Air Jordan 1 arises in the Chicago colorway! It was reissued for the first time – back in 1994 – presenting white and Varsity Red colour obstructive on the upper’s premium leather structure. This time however, black accents emerge on the branding and collar giving that minimalist tone, adding perfect style to compliment a minimalist outfit. With a white midsole encapsulating Air, varsity Red on the outsole completes this kick with an essence that is born from a flair of the 90s. Keeping it comfy as usual, but without compromising on style, The Air Jordan 1 is the perfect sneaker for anyone wanting to keep things simple whilst adding a little extra jive to their wardrobe.
- Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Wave Runner' (2017)
The Dad Jokes won't end, and neither will the “Dad Shoes”. The Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Wave Runner' make a return with the re-release of one of the best 700’s we’ve seen! After the first release in November 2017, they are back to represent the shift in Kanye's design. The sneakers features an upper with black and grey suede overlays, premium leather with blue mesh underlays, neon green laces, and the signature Boost midsole. The Yeezy 'Wave Runner' re-released in March 2018. Even after the Yeezy Boost 700 V2 line dropped, these 700’s are an OG. If they are not already, they should be a part of any sneakerheads Yeezy collection.
- Nike Air Presto Off-White
Nike are back to team up with Virgil Abloh's Off-White brand to bring us the 'Air Presto' which was released as part of 'The Ten' collection in November 2017. The sneakers come in the black and white colourway. The collection explores the themes of 'Revealing' and 'Ghosting', and the Air Presto were part of the 'Ghosting' category. The category is identified by the translucent uppers. The sneakers feature a mesh upper with a tonal "Swoosh" logo, the signature Off-White zip tie. Off-White's iconic quotation mark lettering also appears on the heel reading the word, "AIR".
- Tom Sachs NikeCraft Mars Yard
Artist Tom Sachs designed his Mars Yard sneaker with NASA employees in mind. Specifically, the sneakers were inspired by the team working on the Mars Rover (Sachs’ 2007 Space Program installation hinges on questions about NASA). The shoes were made to work on the surface of Mars. First released in 2012, Nike dropped an updated version in 2018, with another update coming this year. Right now, the 2018 re-release can be yours for just over $6,000.
- Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 Retro High Mocha
Travis Scott knows what he’s doing when it comes to brand collaborations. His signature combo with McDonald’s was a smash hit, his virtual concert in Fortnite was surreal, and his Jordan 1s, mocha-colored with a prominent backwards swoosh, have been some of the most sought-after sneakers of the past two years.
- Air Yeezy 2 SP “Red October”
Before Kanye West’s Yeezy line found a home with Adidas in 2015, he designed a series of mega-hyped Nikes, including the black-and-pink Air Yeezy Blink in 2009 and the above Red October sneaker in 2014. The latter is still one of the most coveted kicks on the market.