Virgil Abloh changed sneaker culture forever via "The Ten," a joint effort between his streetwear brand Off-White and Nike that reimagined 10 different iconic Nike silhouettes, from the Air Jordan 1 and Air Force 1 to the Air Presto.
Here are the 5 most underrated sneakers from the collaboration...
5. Off-White x Converse Chuck Taylor (Volume 2)
Virgil's original Off-White Chuck Taylor – arriving via "The Ten" collection with Nike in 2017 – is celebrated thanks to the forward-looking translucent design. Though his follow-up Chuck (seen below) was less applauded and limited, the striped midsole will still turn heads. Resale price: ~$300
4. Off-White x Nike Rubber Dunk
Every Nike x Off-White sneaker collab was built around an existing model, save for the infamous Rubber Dunk. Released in 2020 in three colorways – "Green Strike," "University Blue," "University Gold" – the shoes look like a Dunk Low with more chunk, and they formed a cult following. Resale price: ~$355
3. Off-White x Jordan 2 Low "Black/Blue"
Dropping weeks before Virgil's death, the Jordan 2 Low in "Black/Blue" didn't earn a ton of immediate praise. In general, it's one of the more forgettable Air Jordan models, but Virgil's take spawned refreshed value as a vintage piece, featuring a cracked midsole and MJ's autograph. Resale price: ~$470
2. Off-White x Nike Zoom Fly
All four of the Zoom Fly styles that came after the one included in "The Ten" are reselling for hundreds of bucks less than "hype" models like the Air Max 97 and Air Force 1. Yet the Zoom Fly is a revolutionary running shoe. Below in "Black" + "Pink," and Mercurial "Black" + "Orange." Resale price: ~$415
1. Off-White x Air Jordan 5 "Sail"
Several Off-White x Air Jordan releases are fetching thousands of dollars on the resale market. While the AJ 5 "Black" has garnered grail-like status due to its limited run and signature design, i.e., the see-thru panels, the "Sail" colorway has yet to see the same level of admiration. Resale price: ~$590