For Virgil Abloh 2017 was a very successful year.

He just gave a lecture at Harvard, worked with Ikea and, above all, has enchanted the world of sneakers thanks to the collection “The Ten”. Just one of the models made with Nike, the Air Jordan 1, was awarded the prize Footwear News Achievement Awards as “Shoe of the Year”.

"In the increasingly challenging and complicated times we live in, these trailblazers are thriving" - said Michael Atmore, editorial director of Footwear News - "Many have shaped the industry for decades. Others will help define our future."

Virgil Abloh's Nike Air Jordan 1 are the shoes of the year The sneaker of “The Ten” collection wins the Footwear News Achievement Award 2017 | Image 1
Virgil Abloh's Nike Air Jordan 1 are the shoes of the year The sneaker of “The Ten” collection wins the Footwear News Achievement Award 2017 | Image 0

Like every year, the well-known FN sneakers magazine has organized this kind of footwear Oscar, rewarding the industry's best in a ceremony in New York on November 28 and will see a large number of protagonists of the fashion business from Gianvito Rossi, decreed “Designer of the Year”, at tennis player Stan Smith for having created in partnership with adidas her namesake iconic sneaker, indeed he will be honored with the”Manolo Blahnik Lifetime Achievement Award”.

In addition to these two and the founder of Off-White, next month they will receive a prize also Birkenstock for “Brand of the Year” while Puma, "Marketer of the Year", also thankes to the collaboration with Rihanna and Ronnie Fieg, founder of KITH, earns the title of “The Collaborator of the Year” for the many successful sneakers made working with Asics, New Balance, Nike and many others.

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