Abloh paired the attention-grabbing shoes with a black blazer and trousers and a yellow T-shirt.
Not only did Abloh’s sneaker choice confirm that the collaboration is official, it also revealed a new, previously unseen detail: neon green shoelaces.
Other design elements that separate this collab from a traditional Air Jordan 1 include a deconstructed build with disruptive details and branding. The colorway is a play on the original white, red and black “Chicago” colorway made famous by NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
Following the Met Gala, Abloh attended an after-party hosted by Katy Perry at The Boom Boom Room in New York. Joined by fellow designer and Kanye West collaborator Heron Preston, Abloh swapped his Jordan collab for a pair of Vans to end the night.