Ever since it was revealed to the sneaker world that Nike will be collaborating with Nigo, heads have been anticipating what the drop will be, what shoe will he use as his canvas and if he will create something new from a design perspective. Well, that wait is partially over.


Firstly, beyond designing, one must commend Nigo’s ways of rolling out and feeding the anticipation for his Nike drops. We have previously seen him in some Airforce 3s as well as a co-branded Nike and Nigo crew neck as well. This time around he popped out at the Kenzo SS25 with his rendition of the Nike Airforce 3 lows.


The debut of the new Nike sneaker at fashion week was a star-studded affair, with celebrities, influencers, and fashion insiders flocking to catch a glimpse of the highly anticipated collaboration. The sneaker itself was something fresh and nostalgic at the same time. The Airforce 3 features Nigo's distinct design touches such as bold colour blocking, unexpected material combinations, and intricate detailing that set it apart from anything else on the market.


One of the standout features of the new Nike sneaker was the mix of materials, the colours and his reinterpretation of the tongue. Nigo is known to push the boundaries of traditional sneaker design by incorporating unexpected materials or by simply reminding you about certain designs that some people may have slept on and adding his flame to it, so they get the shine they deserve. The colour palette of the sneaker is very Nigo as he opts for vibrant hues and playful contrasts that make the shoe pop. From bold primary colours to subtle pastel tones, each colour was carefully chosen to make a statement and complement the overall design aesthetic.


In the days following the debut of the new Nike sneaker at fashion week, the buzz surrounding the collaboration continued to grow. Sneakerheads clamoured to find out where they can get their hands on a pair, while fashion magazines and bloggers praised Nigo for his innovative approach to sneaker design. The sneaker may quickly become a hype drop, further solidifying Nigo's status as a visionary designer with a keen eye for trendsetting style.

Kenzo US fashion designer Humberto Leon acknowledges the audience at the end of his Menswear Ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2024/2025 collection as part of the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris on January 19, 2024. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP) (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP via Getty Images)

It goes without saying, the debut of Nigo's new Nike sneaker at fashion week was quite the success, showcasing the designer's talent and creativity in a way that captivated audiences and left a lasting impression on the fashion world. With this collaboration, Nigo has once again proven himself to be a master of style and innovation, solidifying his place as a true icon in the world of fashion and sneakers. Let’s see what this does for Nike and the Airforce 3 model.