You may be surprised to hear designer Matthew M. Williams' festive plans for this season include a restock of the 1017 ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High series. This means, if you haven't guessed it already, Christmas has come early for sneakerheads everywhere. The hotly anticipated release date comes almost 13 months to the day since the now-Givenchy creative director dropped the black colourways of the limited edition sell-out collaboration.
Williams first teased the luxurious high-top colourways ahead of the 1017 ALYX 9SM A/W 20 runway show - which took place at Paris Fashion Week last year. Due to the high notoriety and fanbase cultivated around the sell-out sneaker, the collaboration's series is now eight colourways deep, proving to be stronger than ever. Beware, though, that the 1017 ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High will only be restocked in a limited capacity, meaning that if they're on your Christmas wish list, time is of the essence. In other words, you'll need to act fast to get your hands on a pair.
For those who have been following Williams for years, since he launched 1017 ALYX 9SM in 2015, you'd know this isn't the designer's first collaboration with the sportswear brand either. Numerous previous link-ups with Nike allude to the knowledge that Williams knows exactly what he's doing when it comes to the world of trainer collaborations. Having relished his penchant for luxury craftsmanship merged with sportswear sensibility for some time, all eight colourways are an example of Williams' need for choice, while the style of the 1017 ALYX 9SM x Air Force 1 High series exemplifies Williams' thorough attention to detail.
Fancy a pair? You can get your hands on the limited edition release exclusively on alyxstudio.com at midnight, Thursday 25 November, 2021.