As spotted on Hype Beast the sneaker of 2019 is doing even bigger numbers in 2020. Not even 24 hours after the sudden passing of the esteemed designer his signature collaboration with Nike has gone through the roof on the resale market. According to streetwear news Instagram account @DropsByLeo the ticket for these feet pieces have skyrocketed. “RESELL PRICE ON THESE WENT FROM AS LOW AS $5,300 TO $10,000+ WITHIN COUPLE OF HOURS. THOUGHTS ON THIS? 👀” the post read.
Nike has released a statement dedicated to Virgil. “We are heartbroken by the news of Virgil Abloh’s passing. Since 2016, Virgil has been a beloved member of the Nike, Jordan and Converse family” it read. He was a creative force who shared a passion for challenging the status quo, pushing forward a new vision while inspiring multiple generations along the way. But more than a collaborator, colleague and prolific creative, Virgil was a husband, father, son, brother and friend. We are proud to call him family. We offer our condolences to the many who shared a connection. He will be greatly missed”.
His funeral arrangements have yet to be disclosed.