Matthew M. Williams’ ALYX is starting the new year strong. Earlier today, the Berlin-based techwear brand’s founder took to Instagram to show off his latest project with Nike, the Air Force 1 High. 

The last time we saw a release from Nike and 1017 ALYX, the two were focused on technical running gear, launching a littany of exceptional and elevated apparel to go with Matthew Williams’ signature Nike silhouette, the Free TR3. Now, after a few quiet months, their partnership is back in action, as Williams’ took to the internet today to share his next project with the Swoosh. This time around, the project will be slightly toned down. Instead of the tech-driven TR3, the new choice for collaborative footwear is Nike’s legendary Air Force 1 High. Williams’ gives the famous sneaker the ALYX treatment through luxurious leather uppers Cobra buckles on the strap, as well as minimal branding to complete the look. The ALYX x Nike Air Force 1 High will arrive in four different colorways to start: triple white, triple black, black with a white Swoosh, and white with a black strap, Swoosh, and midsole.  


The upcoming 1017 ALYX 9SM x Nike Air Force 1 High has not yet been given an official release date, though we are expecting them to hit shelves sometime this Spring. For the lucky few in Paris this week, there is a chance they’ll release in small numbers during the brand’s pop up event. Retail prices for this AF1 are likely to skyrocket, starting at least $180. Check out Matthew M. Willaims’ preview below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.  

UPDATE 10/21/20: 1017 ALYX 9SM has confirmed that the Nike Air Force 1 High will release later this week, on October 24th, 2020 via AlyxStudio. . New images from the brand’s website give us a better look at the black with white Swoosh colorway, while some of Nike’s own official images have surfaced showing full details of the all-black color scheme, however, no SNKRS release has been confirmed yet. The price tag for this limited-edition AF1s is still unknown, though it is now rumored to be somewhere around $400 for a pair. Check out the new photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for further updates. 

UPDATE 11/17/20: Nike has finally unveiled the next two colorways of the 1017 ALYX 9SM Air Force 1 High that were originally previewed in the collection, which come in triple white and white/black color schemes. Just like previous pairs, they feature premium materials and a cobra buckle on the tongue for ease of access and will be available from both ALYX and Nike for approximately $400. Check out the new photos below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for further updates.