The best sneaker and streetwear collaborations of all time
In this time, collaborations in the fashion scene are booming. Ongoing partnerships between influencers and brands have taken the world by storm, unleashing coveted grails and naturally attracting new members to the community. Some of these collaborations include the recent Off-White x Nike Dunk Low “THE 50”, sacai x Nike, Kanye West’s adidas Yeezy collection, co-branded New Balance sneakers and more.
Whether or not you’re new to the sneaker and streetwear scene or not, we have no doubts that there are some collaborations you’ve missed or forgotten. So, I present to you the best sneaker and streetwear collaborations of all time!
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Pro
Let’s start with a familiar collaboration with old-fashioned streetwear aficionados and modern audiences: the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk series. Before sportswear giant Beaverton released the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low in 2021, which consisted of star-adorned pairs in four colorways, the original 2003 set featured three premium Dunks.
The Nike Dunk silhouette is currently the go-to lifestyle shoe of choice today, gaining an incredible amount of attention since returning to the footwear industry in 2019. The Supreme x Nike Dunk High Pro SB were available in ” University Red “,” Syracuse Orange “, and” UNC Blue “colourways, all sporting their respective hues on a crisp white leather base with a plethora of gold stars imprinted on the side panels. Supreme branded lace dubras, also in gold, complete the design with a signature touch.
Supreme x A Bathing Ape Camo Box Logo T-shirt
Supreme New York and A Bathing Ape are recognized as legendary icons of the streetwear scene and have always been since the early 90s. Although a rivalry between them is somewhat apparent, as most people would be. deal to attract audiences with their respective aesthetics, the two labels have collaborated in the past to create the ultimate Grail piece.
From the late 90s to the early 2000s, the two streetwear giants merged the iconic Supreme Box Logo and famous BAPE camouflage graphics into one. Getting your hands on some legitimate Supreme x BAPE Camo Box Logo t-shirts is next to impossible, let alone finding one in good condition, and if you ever find one, expect the price to be outrageous.
Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bapesta “University dropout”
All sneakerheads will agree that Kanye West is little known for his ever-growing collection of Yeezy sneakers that are all the rage these days. But before the famous American rapper and fashion guru joined the Trefoil family to rule the streets with Boost cushioned shoes, Ye teamed up with NIGO’s A Bathing Ape for a Kanye West x A Bathing Ape Bapesta collaboration. ” College Dropout “in 2007.
The streetwear and sneaker community has a love and hate relationship with the Bapesta silhouette. Why? It is considered a replica of the iconic Nike Air Force 1, wearing the same construction except for Nike branding details removed in favor of BAPE patterns. Ye blessed BAPE’s iconic kicks with a colourway that pays homage to his 2004 Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings album “The College Dropout”. Even Kanye’s famous bear mascot makes an appearance, printed on the side heels.
Off-White x Nike “The Ten”
The year 2017 saw Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike “The Ten”, undeniably one of the most coveted releases to date. The project consisted of ten of Nike’s iconic shoes, with a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star included, all deconstructed and revamped with signature Off-White designs, including the symbolic zip-up labels.
Additionally, Abloh and the Swoosh team reached out to Rosie Lee Creative Studio in London to host the “OFF-CAMPUS” event which featured exclusive creative workshops allowing attendees to customize their own AF-1 Low, t-shirts Vintage Nike and much more. Following.
Adidas x Palace Skateboards
Are Nike and adidas rivals? It shouldn’t even be a question. The two sportswear brands have been in competition for as long as one can remember. While the Swoosh brand has Supreme on their side, the Three Stripes have Palace on their side. Just like Supreme, Palace is also a skateboard brand, founded in 2009 by Levent Tanju and his skate team. The skate brand rose to prominence for its famous triangular Penrose logo titled “Tri-Ferg”.
In 2013, Palace blessed its audience with a shoe collaboration from the adidas Reebok brand, so it was no surprise that the Tri-Ferg and Three Stripes ended up merging. The Palace x adidas Palace Pro sneakers in 2015 marked their alliance, and many other collaborative launches including shoes, clothing and accessories followed.
adidas x Kanye West Yeezy
After Kanye West parted ways with the Swoosh Residence in 2013 and left his Nike Air Yeezy models to archive, adidas welcomed Ye with open arms. The partner brought the artist’s Yeezy series to life, featuring incredibly comfortable adidas shoes that have become a staple in every sneaker collection.
The partner launched the adidas Yeezy Boost 750 in February 2015, a suede-coated high-top sneaker with side zippers, a forefoot strap and a full-length adidas Boost midsole underneath. The Yeezy Boost 350 then arrived in June with the “Turtle Dove” as the inaugural color, followed by “Pirate Black”, “Moonrock” and “Oxford Tan”. Fast forward to the present day – the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 are now available in countless colors – as well as many other models like the Yeezy Boost 380, Yeezy 450, Yeezy 500, Yeezy Boost 700, Yeezy Slide and Yeezy Foam Runner .
Dior x Stüssy Fall 2020 Collection
The rise of streetwear and sneaker culture is phenomenal, especially in the past two years where audiences, including the younger generation, are captivated by the trends they see on social media – the platform. sharing videos TikTok being highly responsible for the drastic change in the sneaker scene being highly responsible for the drastic change in the sneaker scene. At this point, people are no longer strangers to collaborations. The line between streetwear and high-end brands has blurred as we see co-branded offerings like the Dior x Stüssy Fall 2020 collection.
Kim Jones (current director of Dior Homme) has teamed up with Shawn Stussy and his legendary eponymous skatewear brand to add a playful touch to Dior’s fall 2020 line. The offer featured the iconic pieces of the French luxury house with artistic Stüssy graphics, including the Dior B23 high top shoes, the Dior Saddle bag and many other clothing and accessories.
COMME des GARÇONS x Stussy 40th anniversary
Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo’s label COMME des GARÇONS, also known as CDG, is very popular on the streets, as is Stüssy. Both brands are available in Dover Street Market retail stores around the world and have collaborated on numerous occasions in the past for DSM exclusive releases.
On that note, CDG commemorated Stüssy’s 40th birthday by launching a co-branded varsity jacket in early 2020. An assortment of clothing then followed much later for the fall / winter season including graphic t-shirts and an MA- jacket. 1.
Travis Scott x Nike
The latest offering from the rapper-slash-fashion icon and Nike includes the fragmented design of Hiroshi Fujiwara, making it a three-way collaboration. The Travis Scott x Fragment x Air Jordan 1 High and Air Jordan 1 Low design arrives in Blue, Black, White, and Cream colors, with both pairs featuring the fragment design’s double-zipper emblem and Travis Scott’s inverted Swoosh logo. and the Cactus Jack emoji.
Maison Kitsuné error x ADER
Finally, the Maison Kitsuné x ADER Error collaboration deserves special mention. The joint projects between Korean streetwear brands and international labels are not as prevalent as one might think, mainly due to the popularity of the brand. But for Seoul-based streetwear staple ADER Error, which has gained worldwide fame for its daring oversized pieces and anonymous design team, partnering with French-Japanese music and fashion brand Maison Kitsuné is child’s play.
The first collection in 2018 combined ADER’s iconic motifs and Maison Kitsuné’s iconic fox character. The duo united in 2019 and delivered Maison Kitsuné x ADER Error “The Blue Fox Family”, then again in 2020 with the “The Bluest Fox” collection. This partnership has undeniably opened the door to opportunities for other Korean streetwear brands, the thisisneverthat x New Balance 2002R is a perfect example.
Overall, this list only covers a small group, and there are still hundreds of iconic and memorable collaborations that deserve praise. So if you don’t want to miss out on the best sneaker news, as well as streetwear releases, then I suggest you come back with us here at The Sole Supplier for all the latest news!