Tiffany & Co. Govt Alexandre Arnault Sits Courtside within the Nike x Tiffany Air Drive 1s

Earlier this month sportswear large Nike, and luxurious jewellery model Tiffany, teased an upcoming collab. Releasing a photograph of a Nike shoe field adorned in Tiffany blue, the advert learn ‘A Legendary Pair.’ with the Nike swoosh above the Tiffany & Co. brand.

Photograph: Tiffany & Co.

Shortly after, photos of the collaborative shoe dropped on-line, and it appears like Tiffany’s Govt VP of Product and Communications (and the son of LMVH founder Bernard Arnault), Alexandre Arnault, is the primary to deliver the shoe to the road.

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Whereas sitting courtside at a New York Knicks recreation, Arnault wore the Nike & Tiffany Air Drive 1 with black skinny denims, a black button-up t-shirt, and the Sapphire Rainbow Murakami Hublot watch. A glossy and minimal search for a minimally designed shoe.

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The Nike & Tiffany Air Drive 1s will launch in spring for $400. A black suede higher covers Nike’s Air Drive 1 Low silhouette with Tiffany blue swooshes and laces, black leather-based shoe buckles, Tiffany branding on the tongue, and a Tiffany silver plate on the heel.

In 2005, skateboarding model Diamond Provide Co. designed the ‘Tiffany Dunk.’ Made in partnership with Nike, the sneaker, which initially retailed for $65 however at present resells for $3,000+, options the Nike SB Dunk Low silhouette in Tiffany blue with a silver swoosh and black crocodile-embossed overlay.

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Though the ‘Tiffany Dunk’ is unofficially sanctioned by Tiffany, this design supplied sneaker followers sufficient distinction to deem the Nike & Tiffany shoe low-effort. As quickly as photos of the shoe hit the online, individuals weren’t shy to share their disappointment.

Photograph: highsnobiety on Instagram
Photograph: highsnobiety on Instagram

Some followers have taken to sharing their very own concepts for the collab. Like artist Rick Dick who shared 5 idea concepts of what they really feel the collab may have been.

Regardless of the minimal creativity, the Nike & Tiffany Air Drive 1s are way more wearable day-to-day than its unofficial predecessor. Whatever the on-line debate, there’s little question these footwear will promote out and resell for extremely excessive costs, similar to the Dunks.