Nicky Diamonds, founder of Diamond Supply Co., in collaboration with SB Dunk Low, brought the gem to the world of sneaker culture in 2005. While luxury jeweler Tiffany And Co. didn't acknowledge this newfound relevance to the niche community at the time as there was no formal partnership, they are now officially collaborating when we got our first look at the upcoming Tiffany And Co. .x Nike Air Force 1 Low. First reported by Sole Retriever and Instagram user @gabeagol, the black, aqua, and chrome pair looks pretty familiar to the SB Dunk drop, but the similarities are attributed to the jewelery design house's signature colors.
While the construction of this AF-1 looks faithful to the original with a black nubuck upper and aged leather on the Swoosh, the real appeal lies in the chrome appliqués and embroidered tongue stickers on the heel. Shoelaces are typically Tiffany And Co., not your classic sports laces. It is the thick rope type found in the pouch cords and bag handles. Various shoelaces will be added, with at least one of the options bright golden yellow.
Finally, this collaboration was called "1837", a subdivision of the product line inspired by Tiffany And Co.'s founding year, often sticking to a simpler design; new images (updated January 26) reveal three additional lace options. Currently, a release with an MSRP of $400 is expected this Spring 2023 season. One version is probably only Tiffany And Co. and through Nike.