This Nike x Tiffany & Co. collaboration had long been rumoured without any official announcement from either brand. This is why the last weekend of January 2023 was so significant. With images of the upcoming Nike x Tiffany & Co. collab leaking on the internet, both brands acted fast in posting their own little teasers.
The Tiffany blue sneaker box was the first official image we would receive but certainly wouldn’t be the last. Soon enough we got to look inside the box and on foot, as Lebron James debuted the sneakers on game night at none other than Madison Square Garden. I must admit, no better or bigger way to make an entrance there. Tiffany & Co. is fairly new to the collaboration world. As a result, most of its collaborations happened only after the American jeweller was acquired by the French conglomerate, LVMH.
Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1
With Nike still celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Nike Air Force 1, the Nike x Tiffany & Co. collaboration could not have come at a better time. One could say it’s a match made in heaven, which just oozes pure class. While many expected a more extravagant and “bling” aesthetic, the simple look is easy to like and I’m definitely a fan. Upon lifting the lid of the Nike x Tiffany & Co. 1837 box we are greeted by a beautiful black suede Air Force 1 Low.
The Nike Air Force 1 is presented in all its glory here, with some added details to distinguish the collaboration. It features some premium detailing around the collar and a sterling silver badge on the heel. Additionally, there is Tiffany branding on the tongue and the Nike swoosh in the unmistakable Tiffany blue. The Nike x Tiffany & Co. 1837 is a thing of beauty.
Alongside the sneaker are a set of sterling silver accessories for you to get as an added extra. These include a shoehorn, sneaker brush and whistle.
Release Date & Pricing
The Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 Low is slated to release on 7 March 2023. It is widely expected to sell out immediately despite some negative first impressions from some well-respected industry vets. Menswear writer Derek Guy wrote, “painful to see Tiffany go from making beautiful things with Elsa Peretti to shoehorning themselves into every pop culture/’streetwear’ trend.” Additionally, footwear designer Frank Cooke had some similarly unflattering words to say on his Instagram stories.
That said, I don’t believe this will do anything to dumb down the hype and these will fly off the shelves. You will, however, have to part with around $400 (about 10 bucks short of R7,000). If the price tag is no deterrent then you can get yourself a pair at either one of Tiffany’s flagship New York stores, select Nike stores and the SNKRS app.
Nike brand’s Air Force 1 has given us many collaborations in celebration of the iconic silhouette’s 40th anniversary and this latest offering is a worthy addition to the list. The Nike x Tiffany & Co Air Force 1 Low 1837 is a gorgeously simple sneaker that just says opulence and luxury. Lastly, while not for everyone, it will most definitely not be shy of suitors on the release date.