Louis Vuitton and Nike collaborate with Sotheby’s to auction 200 special edition pairs of “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh sneakers with Louis Vuitton pilot cases. All the proceeds will be donated to The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, to support the education of academically promising students of Black, African American, or African descent.
Virgil Abloh was involved in the early organization of the auction prior to his passing on 28 November 2021. The auction will take place in association with his family.
The auction marks the first-ever release of the Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” created by Virgil Abloh in collaboration with Louis Vuitton and Nike for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Collection.
The auction will be open for bidding 26 January and will last until 8 February. It will include 200 pairs of a special edition of Louis Vuitton and Nike “Air Force 1” by Virgil Abloh sneakes in a range of sizes, from 5 – 18, with a starting bid of $2,000.
The sneakers, entirely made in precious calf leather, are embellished with Louis Vuitton’s emblematic Monogram and Damier patterns with natural cowhide piping. Each pair will be sold with a Louis Vuitton pilot case, also from the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 collection, which was reinterpreted from the Maison’s archive in an iconic orange colorway and made of Monogram Taurillon Leather. The pilot case features Louis Vuitton’s classic S lock closure in white metal finishing and includes a luggage tag in the shape of the Nike Swoosh. The pilot case adapts to every shoe size, based on an internal cushion system, and will be exclusive to the auction. – from Louis Vuitton.