These Virgil Abloh sneakers recently unveiled on Instagram have failed to impress Reddit users.
The shoes, first unveiled on Virgil Abloh’s Instagram page on December 9, feature a pair of black rubber shoes with neon green and orange shoelaces. A Nike Swoosh, along with the words “AIR” and “NOT FOR RESALE”, can be seen on the shoes’ outer.
Some Reddit users have labeled the shoes “trash” while others have taken a more humorous approach, leaving comments such as “Virgil needs to be stopped. The hero-turned-villain of our generation”.
But as it turns out, the shoes posted by Abloh are part of an inside joke. According to sources, the shoes – allegedly orthopedic footwear that belongs to Chris, one of the owners of Union Los Angeles – were doodled on for fun by the Off-White designer.
Looks like Abloh hasn’t yet lost the Midas touch.
Featured image: Instagram/@virgilabloh