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200 Pairs Of Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Are Up For Auction

With proceeds going to Abloh’s “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund.

Sotheby’s will auction 200 exclusive pairs of Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers from the late artistic director’s final Spring 2022 collection. Proceeds will be donated to The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, which fosters equity and inclusivity within the fashion industry.

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Bidding officially starts from Wednesday, Jan. 26, through Tuesday, Feb. 8. Ahead, check out everything you need to know about Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton x Nike’s Air Force 1 auction.

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Sotheby’s Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 auction marks the first-ever release of the exclusive sneakers. The auction is part of a string of other Louis Vuitton events to take place through 2022.Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Proceeds from the auction, which will take place in association with Abloh’s family, will benefit The Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund to support the education of Black students.Courtesy of Sotheby's
The Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers are made entirely of calf leather, featuring the luxury brand’s logo and checkered monogram motifs.Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
The words “Louis Vuitton for Nike” also mark the shoe, as well as Abloh’s signature quotes, like “LACE” on the shoelaces and “AIR” on the outer soles.Courtesy of Sotheby's
Each auctioned pair will come with an orange Louis Vuitton pilot case featuring the brand’s S-lock closure in white metal finishing, along with a luggage tag in the shape of the Nike Swoosh.Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Only 200 pairs of the exclusive style are available for auction on sothebys.com, with the bidding price starting at $2,000 and men’s sizes ranging from 5 to 18. The sneakers will be on view at Sotheby’s New York in a free, public exhibition starting Wednesday, Jan. 19, through Tuesday, Feb. 8. Courtesy of Sotheby's