Before being teased for around eight months on social media, Virgil Abloh’s take on the Air Jordan 1 was confirmed by Nike in August, as part of “The Ten” collection. From the group, the Jordan 1 is by far the most compelling sneaker. Imagined in an original Chicago colorway with signature OFF-WHITE quotation branding, the design is not only the most covetable of the group, but also the most polarising.Of all the Air Max 97 drops of 2017 – both general releases and collaborations – the Undefeated version ticks the most boxes. The OG Los Angeles retailer imagined the futuristic silhouette in the signature colors of a certain Italian fashion house, on an otherwise black upper. Text branding throughout added to the shoe’s strong visual language.
In an age where every major brand offers personalization and customization services, and kids are drawing with sharpies on their shoes, Nike’s Air Force 1 pack featuring an all-over Air logo print seemed to address exactly what sneakerheads want in 2017. Covered in mini Nike Swooshes, this take on the classic 1982 Air Force 1 easily stood out among other collaborations and general releases for the silhouette’s 20th birthday.While these sneakers will certainly be sold out at retail, be sure to check out after-market shops like Stadium Goods, StockX and Grailed to find the pair you’re after. So those are the best Nike sneakers of 2017 so far. We’ll update this page with more details, so be sure to check back throughout the year.
Follow on Instagram for more sneaker highlights.With the NBA season now in our rear view, we take a look back at some signature footwear from what many deem to be the Golden Age of the NBA. While some designs have a distinctive ’90s feel to them, others have been immortalized in the sneaker world thanks to their lasting silhouettes.When we decided to put together a list of of some of our favorite NBA sneakers, we subconsciously focused on a specific era – the late ’80’s and ’90s – as our favorites. And who can blame us? Michael Jordan was/did have a stranglehold on the league, but there were ample challengers to the crown who not only performed on-court, but had signature shoes as well.