One of the biggest collaborations in sneaker history is likely to end soon.
When "Off-White" founder and Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh unveiled his Nike "The Ten" collection to the world, sneakerheads everywhere lost their minds. Abloh took 10 of Nike's best silhouettes, deconstructed them and turned them into something no one had really ever seen before. It was a unique collection that stayed true to the original models but added Virgil's "Off-White" flavor to the mix. Now, it is being reported that the collaboration which has seen multiple colorways of each shoe will finally be coming to an end, according to HighSnobiety.
In a recent Instagram story, Abloh showed off the black and white "Off-White" Air Force One with the caption “small fact: personally, I’m visually obsessed with the combination of black sneaker / white swoosh white laces. Hence every edition of the last ever “10” came as such.”
Based on the post, it seems as though Virgil is hinting that these last few sneakers to release are the last ones we're going to see. While this could spell the end for "The Ten" collection, maybe we'll see Virgil try his hand at deconstructing another Nike silhouette. Of course, there is only so much you can do with the same ten models.
Not to mention, Virgil is a pretty busy guy. He is the artistic director at Louis Vuitton, a DJ on the side and is of course always working on his signature brand "Off-White."
Are you disappointed to see the collection come to an end?