Focusing on pairs maybe forgotten about or slept on over the past decade, we did some digging through eBay and highlight 15 limited Nike collaborations available now.
Clot x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”
Clot’s 1st collaboration on an inside liner-less Air Max 1 featured a transparent vamp, snakeskin Swooshes and tongue, and an ostrich ankle collar. In addition, pressure points were mapped out on the insole paying tribute to traditional Chinese medicine.
Eminem x Nike Air Burst "Slim Shady”
A part of the “Artist Series,” the Air Burst was the first shoe which kicked off Em’s many collaborations with Nike. Being Shady’s favorite sneaker to rock back in the day, the Air Burst was composed mainly of a light grey suede & mesh upper, along with white accents and a white sole sitting on top of a gum outsole.
Footpatrol x Nike Air Stab
After the Air Stab’s release in ’88, it was a model that was rarely seen. Until the fellas at Footpatrol took on the model using a scheme of black, purple, light blue and some yellow on the upper, while lacing the outsole with a transparent look all paying tribute to their city of London.
Supreme x Nike SB Air Trainer TW 2
Even though the Air Trainer model was part of the SB line for a short time, Supreme still managed to introduce the Air Trainer TW II as a four-pack featuring nubuck uppers, patent leather straps, Air Jordan IV-inspired netting on the side panels and Supreme branding on the bottom of the outsoles to seal the deal.
Futura x Nike Dunk High “LAF”
With 100% of the proceeds going to the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Futura took a similar approach to the “LAF” iteration as his original “FLOM” Dunk High, which was limited to only 24 pairs. This release was also a chance for fans to buy this pair, and at the same time help a great cause. Using a mainly black and yellow base with the incorporation of a newsprint texture seen on the toe box, side panels and top of the heel panel, this pair is definitely a head turner.
Stussy x Nike Court Force High "XXV"
In celebration of Stussy’s 25th anniversary, they collaborated with Nike on a four pack of Court Force High’s which featured crocodile accents on the swoosh, toe and heel. The tongue had a vintage Stussy Tom Tom print and the cities New York, London, Tokyo, & Los Angeles printed on the heel of each pair.
Stephan Maze x Nike Air Force 1
Nike first introduced the laser technique as a form of cutting the materials but soon later was applied to the leather itself in the form of engraving computerized designs to create some amazing works of art. Stephan Maze, who was also a part of Nike’s Advanced Concept Team, designed this Air Force 1 using his street art style.
Huf x Air Max 1 “Hufquake"
To mark the 100th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated their hometown of San Francisco in 1906, the HUF team created the “Hufquake” print in 2006 which was first used on a pair of AF1s and later used on a pack of runners. This particular all-black Air Max 1 sits on a gum sole with a bright green patent leather Swoosh to add that pop you can’t miss.
Geoff McFetridge x Nike Vandal "Tear Away"
LA artist Geoff McFetridge literally vandalized this pair. These Nike Vandals feature pinstripes throughout the upper and they only get better with wear or your own customization, as you start to see Geoff’s art with the phrase “I just can’t stop destroying.”
The Melvins x Nike SB Dunk High
Nike SB released a limited edition collaboration with ’80s band The Melvins in two different colorways. The black being the more popular of the two, it featured a black leather upper with graffiti and pictures throughout, while the toe box features a skull and crossbones from the band’s album artwork.
DJ AM x Nike Dunk High
With the passing of Adam Goldstein a.k.a DJ AM, the sneaker community felt like they had lost one of their own. In 2009, Nike honored him with the release of his own official pair. Originally planned as part of the “Rivals Pack” against DJ Premier, this Dunk featured black patent leather on the heel flap and toe box, while the Swoosh was 3M reflective and red leather filled the upper.
N.E.R.D x Nike Dunk High
Pharrell and N.E.R.D.’s “Artist Series” Dunk was released in 1,050 individually numbered pairs featuring a black faux-reptilian upper with a N.E.R.D. logo embroidered on the heel and a silver swoosh to match. Tying this dope collab altogether was a set of red laces.
mita x Nike Air Force 1
Japanese retailer mita created this amazing AF1 featuring white leather on the toe box which contrasted well with an ostrich-skinned toe guard. You could also find dark black nubuck on the mid-panel and Swoosh, complete with glossy patent leather on the heel. Oh, and one more detail, a Nike Dri-Fit interior lining which really makes this a top quality pair.
Espo x Nike Air Force 2 Low
Known for his graffiti during the ’90s in New York & Philly, ESPO’s take on the Air Force II was the first sneaker to feature clear panels on the upper. He also threw in some 3M and artwork on the heel and insole to round it out. As part of Nike’s “Artist Series”, the proceeds were donated to ‘God’s Love We Deliver’ which was a charity chosen by ESPO himself.
Krink x Nike Air Force 1
Krink’s paint drip style was perfectly applied to the classic Air Force 1. The silver drip pattern covers the all-3M base layer while sitting on a gum outsole. And you can never go wrong with that!