“In accordance with Abloh’s wishes, and in partnership with his wife, Shannon Abloh,” the Off-White x Nike Blazer Low is set to drop on 4/8. pic.twitter.com/XLhoIOQ3KH— Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) March 30, 2022
The models continue Abloh’s tweaking of classic Nike silhouettes along with some of his trademark design signatures, such as the zig zagging set of lacing overlays along with strategically placed holes on the upper, an exposed foam tongue and an almost unfinished aesthetic. Nike says Abloh looked toward the Air Terra Humara’s heel shape as an inspiration and asked, “Can we splice the real Humara tooling and fuse it into a vulcanized sole?” The answer was clearly yes.
Abloh had previously delivered a take on the Blazer High as part of “The Ten” collection in 2017. He subsequently delivered a Serena Williams rendition in August 2018, along with the “All Hallow’s Eve” and “Grim Reaper” colorways in October 2018.
The shoes also could be one of the final designs worked on by Abloh prior to his death in November 2021. It’s not known how many models were in the pipeline when Abloh passed or how many will ever release to the general public. Thus, this could be one of the final chances to own a piece of Abloh’s design legacy with Nike.
To see more of this month’s releases, check out our release date calendar.