Over the years, Nike has been known for creating groundbreaking collaborations with renowned designers, artists, and brands, solidifying its position as an influential player in the sneaker industry. These partnerships have led to the creation of some of the most iconic and sought-after sneakers in history. In this article, we explore the top 10 Nike collaborations of all time.
1. Nike x OFF-WHITE: “The Ten” Collection (2017)
Arguably one of the most iconic sneaker collaborations in recent years, “The Ten” collection features the mastermind designs of Virgil Abloh, founder of the high-fashion brand OFF-WHITE. This collaboration deconstructed ten of Nike’s classic silhouettes, with each model showcasing unique detailing, creating a perfect blend of streetwear and high fashion.
2. Nike x Travis Scott: Cactus Jack Collection (2018-2021)
Travis Scott, the multi-talented rapper, and producer, partnered with Nike to create the Cactus Jack collection. The collaboration features unique takes on several Nike models, including the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 4, Air Force 1, and the SB Dunk Low. The collection is known for its earthy tones, reverse Swoosh logo, and cactus-inspired detailing.
3. Nike x Supreme: Air Force 1 High (2014)
This collaboration between Nike and the iconic streetwear brand Supreme led to the creation of the Air Force 1 High. The sneaker features Supreme’s signature box logo, embossed stars, and a unique strap. This collaboration helped cement the Air Force 1’s status as a streetwear staple.
4. Nike x Comme des Garçons: Air VaporMax (2017)
The partnership between Nike and avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garçons birthed the innovative Air VaporMax silhouette. The sneaker features a minimalist design, with a translucent Flyknit upper and the revolutionary VaporMax sole unit. This collaboration elevated the VaporMax to a high-fashion status.
5. Nike x Parra: Air Max 1 “Amsterdam” (2005) & “Cherrywood” (2010)
Dutch artist Piet Parra collaborated with Nike to create two limited-edition Air Max 1 colorways. The “Amsterdam” and “Cherrywood” sneakers feature bold colors and patterns inspired by Parra’s artwork. Both iterations remain highly sought after by sneaker collectors.
6. Nike x Stussy: Air Huarache LE “Desert Oak” (2000)
Stussy, a pioneer in streetwear, joined forces with Nike to create the Air Huarache LE “Desert Oak.” This collaboration features a unique color palette and the iconic Stussy logo on the tongue. The partnership showcased the versatility of the Air Huarache model.
7. Nike x Atmos: Air Max 1 “Elephant” (2006)
This collaboration between Nike and Japanese sneaker boutique Atmos resulted in the Air Max 1 “Elephant.” The sneaker boasts a unique design, with a mix of black, white, and clear jade, and the famous elephant print. It remains a fan favorite among Air Max enthusiasts.
8. Nike x Sacai: LDWaffle (2019)
Japanese fashion label Sacai teamed up with Nike to create the LDWaffle, a hybrid silhouette that combines elements from the Waffle Daybreak and the LDV. The sneaker features a double Swoosh, double tongue, and double-layered midsole, making it one of the most distinctive Nike collaborations to date.
9. Nike x ACRONYM: Air Presto Mid (2016)
Nike collaborated with German techwear brand ACRONYM to produce the futuristic Air Presto Mid. This partnership brought a new twist to the classic Air Presto silhouette, featuring an extended ankle collar, zippers, and bold graphic prints. The sneaker’s unique aesthetic has made it a favorite among techwear enthusiasts and sneaker collectors alike.
10. Nike x Tom Sachs: Mars Yard 2.0 (2017)
Artist Tom Sachs collaborated with Nike to create the Mars Yard 2.0, a sneaker designed to mimic the experience of walking on the surface of Mars. The Mars Yard 2.0 features a unique blend of materials, including suede, mesh, and Vectran fabric, as well as a distinctive red Swoosh and gum outsole. The sneaker is highly coveted for its innovative design and limited availability.