A BOLT FROM THE TIFFANY BLUE: Tiffany & Co. x Nike's Air Force 1 Sneakers
Text by Kee | Photos courtesy of Nike and Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. x Nike
Tiffany & Co. x Nike
Tiffany & Co. x Nike
Tiffany & Co. x Nike
Tiffany & Co. x Nike
LeBron James in Tiffany & Co. x Nike

Ask any true sneakerhead about the presence of Tiffany & Co. on a Nike-anything and they would likely point you in the direction of Diamond Supply Co.'s versions of the SB Dunks launched nearly two decades ago. It was as close to a bootleg of a Tiffany & Co. sneaker you can think of with majority of the upper glazed in the colourway that has been synonymous with the American jeweller for well over a century, matched with a metallic silver swoosh. You might even be shocked to learn of the prices they fetch on the secondary market with some sites carrying them on the high side of a four-figure sum (remember that there are zero precious metal on these too). Most importantly, this particular sneaker was even credited in shaping sneaker culture as we know it today. Tiffany & Co., who has been watching on the sidelines all these years, is now getting in on the action and reclaiming the colourway that is as iconic as a Louboutin red or an Hermès orange. It has teamed with Nike on a pair of the Air Force 1, which is also timed for the 40th anniversary of the iconic footwear. Formally named as Air Force 1 1817, the sneakers mirror the lushness of a Tiffany blue box interior, premium black suede wraps the classic silhouette with Tiffany Blue swoosh logo and silver hardware embellishing the heels. In addition, Tiffany & Co. will also be launching special objects (only available in the United States) that sneakerheads will approve of such as a sterling silver whistle, shoe horn and brush, and a dubrae (the ornamental tag on the laces). The footwear is priced at US$400 and is expected to be released on March 7 in both men’s and women’s sizing. Oh, and if you forgot about that V-Day gift, these might just make up for it as it comes in a Tiffany blue box too.

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