Unless you've been living under a rock for the past two months, you'd know that the legendary Off-White x Nike collection is finally coming to an end. Unveiled back in 2017, "THE TEN"; is regarded by many as one of the hottest sneaker collaborations of all time. Designed by Virgil Abloh, it deconstructed and reconstructed ten of Nike's most popular silhouettes, changing the sneaker game forever.
With its conclusion coming closer and closer as every second passes, we're taking a look at who Off-White should collaborate with next after "THE TEN";. From a few pretty self-explanatory picks to some not-so-obvious ones, check out our top choices down below! For more content like this, be sure to download the official The Sole Supplier app for free right now!
First off, we think Virgil Abloh should consider adidas for his next big sneaker collab. With tonnes of fashion icons under their belt, including Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, and Yohji Yamamoto, the Three Stripes is more than experienced in creating ultra hyped sneaker collections.
If Virgil wanted to rework a bunch of silhouettes like he did for "THE TEN";, that's no problem either. adidas has TONNES of fire sneakers that he could deconstruct, including the Ultra Boost, the NMD, the EQT, and of course, the Yung-1.
Now for a not-so-obvious choice. Virgil Abloh has always been a massive fan of Japan. With a wide range of collabs with contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, what's stopping him from linking up with ASICS for a brand new range? Celebrating its 70th birthday this year, there's never been a better time to release an earth-shattering trainer collection.
Silhouettes like the GEL-LYTE III and the Quantum 360 would be perfect candidates for the Off-White touch, flawlessly fusing classic and contemporary and form and fashion.
Fila was founded over a century ago in Biella, Italy, and with Off-White being based in Milan, this is pretty much a match made in heaven. With a vast history of collaborating with high end brands such as Fendi, Fila will have no trouble adopting Virgil Abloh's distinct style.
Sneakers such as the Spaghetti, the Trailblazer, the Mindblower, and of course, the Disruptor II would be perfect for Off-White. And with Off-White not having a signature chunky trainer, why not build on one of these silhouettes instead?
Steve Jobs was famous for rocking a pair of New Balance sneakers wherever he went. A sucker for great design, the American footwear brand would be the perfect candidate for an Off-White collab. Understated yet unique, New Balance has something that plenty of its competitors don't have - a rich heritage and a vast portfolio of ultra iconic sneakers.
If Virgil wanted to rework a bunch of silhouettes like he did for "THE TEN";, he could build on the 574, the 247, and of course, the 990v4, which has been reworked for tonnes of high fashion collabs already.
Back in 2017, rumours of an Off-White x Vans collab were in the air, with "leaked"; photos surfacing pretty much every single day. Our dreams were crushed one day when Virgil Abloh denied that a partnership was in the works, but two years later, what's stopping the power duo from linking up?
Virgil is an avid skater himself, and his Off-White brand already features a bunch of Vans-esque silhouettes, so why not rework the Slip-On, the Old Skool, and the Sk8 Hi instead? This collaboration would literally be the stuff of dreams.
Now this would literally break the internet. You may not know it, but back in 2012, Virgil Abloh was actually working as Kanye West's right hand man, and since then, they've remained great friends - so what's stopping them from putting their heads together for the ultimate sneaker collaboration?!
Kanye's Yeezy line is considered by many to be one of the hottest sneaker ranges in history, and with Virgil's distinct style and creative mind, an Off-White x Yeezy collection would easily become the most hyped collab in the history of sneakers. With models like the 350 V2, 500, 700, and the upcoming 451, it would be incredible if this became a thing.
Well, there you have it, six brands that we think Off-White should collaborate with after "THE TEN";? Do you agree with it or do you think there should be a few more worthy mentions? Let us know and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for the latest and greatest in sneakers!