Tomorrow, Nike and Off-White are releasing their coveted “The Ten” collection. Ten classic Nike shoes redesigned by fashion designer Virgil Abloh are being released between 1:00-3:00 PM on the Nike app. I am going to try to get a pair from the hyped collection (keyword: “try”).
Because this collection has been so hyped up recently, tons of people are going to try to get them tomorrow, giving me less of a chance to get a pair. My goal is to get a pair that is somewhat flying under the radar, which will be difficult to do because nearly every shoe in the collection is getting hyped up. I spent my Sunday watching football and figuring out which shoes from the Off-White/Nike collaboration I would be going for tomorrow.
Right out of the gate I knew that the Air Jordan 1’s were off of the table. They are by far the most hyped shoe in the collection and just about every hypebeast will be going for these.
I am not a huge fan of the Nike Air Presto’s, partly because of the inside-out Nike logo to the right of the shoelaces. I am also not a fan of the complex look they have to them, I feel like there is a lot going on at once. These are one of the most hyped shoes in the collection, so I wouldn’t have a chance even if I did like them.
The Nike Zoom Fly’s have flown under the radar a little bit in this collection. The Nike Zoom Fly’s are a newly developed running shoe, and I was hoping to stick with the classics. But, at the same time, I have read that they are super comfortable… so I might have to give them a shot.
I am not a huge fan of the high top Nike Blazers. This one was easy to cross off the list, because I am not a huge fan of high tops. If Virgil did a Nike Blazer Low-Top pair instead, I would’ve probably considered.
I have had mixed thoughts on the Nike Air Max 90’s. There isn’t too much going on, but it is definitely a bulky sneaker. It is also getting close to the high-top category, and you know how I feel about high tops! I will probably pass on these in the end tomorrow.
These are the Nike Hyperdunks, and I would only wear these for basketball. The ONLY way I’d be wearing high-tops would be for basketball. Unfortunately, I already have basketball shoes, so I will have to pass up on these.
AGH! I love these Nike Vapormax’s, but if you see me around, I am probably wearing something very similar to these at some point during the week. If I didn’t already have Vapormax’s, I would FOR SURE go for Virgil’s deconstructed version of the model.
Converse Chuck Taylor HIGH TOPS. ‘Nuff said. I also learned that these aren’t even going to be released on the Nike app tomorrow so it doesn’t matter!
Yawn. I have never been a huge fan of the Nike Air Force 1’s. The soles on the AF1’s bother me big time. Hard pass.
Bingo. The Nike Air Max 97’s have flown under the radar big time. This is a classic Nike shoe with a clean look, and I know that they won’t be as hard to get as some of the other pairs in the collection like the Presto’s or the Air Jordan 1’s. Throughout my Sunday this shoe has grown on me, and I will for sure be focusing on these tomorrow.
That is it for the blog, I am praying that I can somehow manage to get a pair from this collection tomorrow!
For Jake’s take on “The Ten,” check out his blog.