Over the past seventeen years, Supreme x Nike have been dropping some of the most hyped sneaker collaborations known to man. Kicking it all off back in 2002 in an era long before Yeezy and Off-White, the Supreme x Nike Dunk Low Pro SB arguably changed the game as we knew it. Since then, the power duo have released close to thirty shoe collaborations, with each more fire than the next.
With that said, we’ve done the hard task of picking the top five most hyped Supreme x Nike sneaker collaborations ever, from least to most. While these are obviously up for the debate, they’re definitely the quintet that transformed the industry the most. For more content like this, be sure to download our official app for free right now!
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low
In November 2012, the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low was released to the public. Not only did it change the skate industry, but it also made waves in the streetwear world. Prior to this release, Supreme had solely worked on the Nike SB line, but as it was slowly transforming into a lifestyle-focused brand, it dropped the skate-only releases and began collaborating on shoes outside that realm.
Created to tackle harsh New York City winters, the Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low was made from a water-resistant military fabric with a durable gum rubber outsole to boot. Co-branded detailing hit the tongues, while a small box logo label graced the back of the Swoosh.
Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+
Following a Flyknit-filled London Olympics, Supreme unleashed the Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ back in October 2013. At this moment in time, it became quite obvious to both brands that they didn’t have to work on an SB shoe to generate hype, so they quite naturally veered away from the Swoosh’s skateboarding line once again.
Extremely muted, the Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 was painted in a stealthy black palette with their iconic Futura logo incorporated into the knitted upper and a tiny box logo on the tongue. Interestingly enough, this shoe was actually sold in Nike SB packaging.
Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo
We can’t talk about the most hyped Supreme x Nike collaborations without mentioning the Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo. Unveiled back in April 2017, this shoe replaced Wilson Smith’s in-your-face “AIR” branding with “Supreme” lettering that wrapped around the entire upper.
Releasing in three distinct colourways, each Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo, each model was embroidered with Swoosh branding throughout, followed by the infamous chunky Air unit down below that made the 1996 silhouette a cult classic.
Supreme x Nike Foamposite 1
In April 2014, Supreme gave Penny Hardaway’s signature court shoe a total rework with the Supreme x Nike Foamposite 1. We can’t begin to stress how hyped this sneaker was five years ago. In fact, days before it was supposed to drop, the NYPD ordered Supreme to cancel their in-store release due to the chaos it was causing, and we’re really not that surprised.
One of their most unique partnerships yet, the Supreme x Nike Foamposite 1 featured an EVA foam shell and was painted in a Versace-inspired baroque pattern that was definitely made to turn heads. Very subtle “Supreme” branding was printed onto the lateral and medial side walls, and an intriguing polka dot motif at the sole completed the look.
Supreme x Nike Air Max 98
Finally, the number one most hyped Supreme x Nike sneaker collaboration of all time is, without a doubt, the Supreme x Nike Air Max 98. Unlike today, the AM98 was a long-forgotten silhouette back in April 2016, so when the NYC streetwear label announced that it was going to resurrect the model, it left sneakerheads scratching their heads.
You see, when Supreme revealed that it was going to rework an Air Max model, many had presumed that they would collaborate on the the 1, 90, 95, or 97, but the 98 was simply out of the question. That being said, they obviously knew what the hell they were doing since the Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 is, hands down, their most sought-after release to date.
Tapping into the roadman aesthetic, the Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 was available in four distinct colourways. Like the Foamposite 1, Supreme decided to release it exclusively online outside of Asia as Western sneakerheads tended to get a little crazy over in-store drops. This just made the shoe all the more desirable, resulting in sky-high resale prices even three years later.
Well, there you have it! The five most hyped Supreme x Nike sneaker collaborations ever! How many of these do you have in your collection? What’s on your wish list? Let us know, and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for the latest and greatest in sneakers, and while you’re here, take a look at the full Nike sneaker range!