If you’re a sneakerhead, then you’ve probably been waiting for the highly anticipated Nike x Louis Vuittons AF1. Well, your wait is finally over! Here is everything you need to know to score these ultra-limited kicks.
The Nike x Louis Vuitton AF1s were designed by the late fashion legend Virgil Abloh. The designer was a revolutionary in his field, merging streetwear with high fashion and becoming Louis Vuitton’s first Black menswear director. Before his untimely passing in November 2021, he crafted 47 bespoke designs for the Nike Air Force 1 with the luxury brand’s insignia.
Abloh designed a total of 47 sneakers for this exclusive collaboration, nine of which dropped on July 19th for the public to purchase. The shoes are a harmonious meeting of sports and luxury. The collection includes an all-white and a black suede sneaker with the Louis Vuitton monogram embossed on it. If you like your shoes to shine, there is a metallic gold edition. For those looking for a little more color, there are two-tone editions in white, with either red, blue, or green detailing. If you can’t get your hands on this collection, a second drop is expected to come soon, which will feature 12 more colorways.
Sadly, and honestly not surprisingly, this limited edition doesn’t come cheap. If you want to get your hands on these ultra-cool sneakers, you might have to shell out thousands of dollars. The lows are currently ranging around $2,750 and the mid-tops around $3,450. The prices of these highly coveted sneakers are expected to get much higher in the aftermarket, with predictions ranging up to five figures for a pair. If you’re looking to score a pair for yourself, head to the official website and place your order. And if you’re lucky, you might just get your hands on these limited edition sneakers.
14 Teams Might Be Playing in the NFL Postseason Games
The playoff format for the National Football League is considered to be one of the best compared to all other sports. Those teams that play postseason are rewarded with bye weeks and matchups against some of the lowest-performing teams. Even though the NFL postseason format is good, it was time for it to change.
The NFL is finalizing a collective bargaining agreement to change the NFL playoff format. Two more games may be added to the postseason schedule — one game/team per conference. Sources say that the change has been agreed upon for a long time and that there isn’t much disagreement around the idea.
More games aren’t the only change that NFL players and fans should expect.
Teams Making the NFL Playoffs
The new NFL playoff format will add one team from the AFC and one from the NFC conference, which will make it a 14-team postseason. This is seven teams total per conference as opposed to the 12 teams that we have known it to be for the past 10 years.
This new format will take place during the 2020 NFL season. With the new postseason, only one team in each conference will get a first-round bye week. Previously, two teams in each conference benefitted from first-round bye weeks.
Increased Regular Season and Shortened Preseason
The games in the regular NFL season will be increased to 17 while the preseason is shortened with only three games, as opposed to four. While NFL team owners initially proposed this change, it received a lot of pushback from the players due to safety risks that are associated with regular-season games.
This change is practically pointless to the players who start in the games during the regular season, as most of them don’t play during the Week Four preseason games. However, it does give them an extra game to play in regular-season with the additional risk of injury.