NIKE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH 'ATHLETE IN PROGRESS'
RUN, BABY, RUN
Nike c/o Virgil Abloh “Athlete in Progress” was first unveiled in Paris last September on the Off-White SS19 runway, sported by athletes Dina Asher Smith, Vashti Cunningham, Cecilia Yeung, English Gardner, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Nafi Thiam, Caterine Ibarguen and Rénelle Lamote.
These runners, and the running world in general, inspired the collection, a tribute to the unwavering confidence displayed by such athletes, who embrace the power of self-beliefas they constantly push themselves to beat world records. Where races are won by one one-hundredth of a second.
The “Athlete in Progress” collection, for which Abloh mined Nike’s rich heritage in track and field, consists of an assortment that balances performance and post-run apparel and footwear,namely the Nike x Off-White Zoom Terra Kiger 5, inspired by Nike’s storied running shoe designs.
"I started talking with Nike about this women’s running project last summer and at the time, I was very much inspired by the aesthetic and style of track and field athletes. As a result, I invited some of Nike’s elite track and field champions to participate in my SS19 Off-White runway show as the natural forerunner to developing and showcasing the collection," says Abloh.
The sneakers release on June 24. Our raffle starts on June 20 at 11:00 am CET until June 24 at 11:00 am CET. The apparel will be available in store and online.