Sotheby’s is bringing your way the highly coveted and unreleased three-way collaboration between Virgil Abloh, Futura, and Nike. If auctions never excited you, then it is about to change as eight pairs of the Nike Dunk Low “Virgil Abloh™ x Futura Laboratories are hitting the auction block. The ultra-rare sneakers will be made available publicly for auction in two colorways. An enigma in its own way, the sneakers were first spotted at the Off-White Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show. The University of North Carolina Tarheel’s Carolina Blue inspired the blue pair as a tribute to legendary Michael Jordan. The orange pair took shape after Futura’s love for the New York Mets. of the two colorways; four will don the “UNC” colorway and the other four in the “New York Mets” orange.
The two versions feature Futura Laboratories’ FL’ logo, date, and place of origin stamp appearing on the medial upper, along with signatures of both Virgil and Futura sitting underneath the blue semi-transparent soles of both shoes. The bidding (read: battle) begins April 5th, 2023, on sothebys.com, with the estimated price ranging between $2,000 and $4,000.
Per Sotheby’s, proceeds of this auction shall be donated to support the work of the Virgil Abloh Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Virgil Abloh Securities. This creative company upholds the far-reaching practice, teachings, and ethos of the late creative visionary Virgil Abloh.