Footwear News has announced Virgil Abloh and Jordan’s collaborative Retro 1 sneaker as the winner of shoe of the year award. The shoe is part of Abloh’s “The Ten” capsule with Nike, an highly-praise collection that is sure to be included on multiple top ten lists.
First dropped in September, the Jordan Retro 1 sneaker has been pulling the highest resale prices of the five shoes included in the initial drop. All ten shoes will be launched on November 9th through retailers globally. More details on the drop here.
Additional honorees are as follows:
Style Influencer of the Year: Hailey Baldwin
Launch of the Year: Alexa Chung
Manolo blahnik Lifetime Achievement Award: Stan Smith
Collaborator of the year: Ronnie Fieg
Person of the Year: Victor Luis
Designer of the Year: Gianvito Rossi
Viviam Infantino Emerging Talent Award: Malone Souliers
Icon Award for Social Impact: Diane Sullivan
Hall of Fame Inductees: Liz Rodbell and Rick Ausick
Launch of the Year: Attico
Brand of the Year: Birkenstock
Company of the Year: Steven Madden
Marketer of the Year: Puma
Footwear News Achievement Award ceremony will take place in IAC Headquarters in New York on November 28, 2017.