Off-White designer Virgil Abloh added a bow to his collaborative tennis collection with Nike and Serena Williams by gifting her with of baby-sized pair of Blazer Mid kicks for her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
The shoes feature the same details as the adult pair, which was included in a Nike x Off-White x Serena Williams “Queen” capsule that included a tutu dress in two colors, a jacket and three sneaker silhouettes: Air Max 97, Blazer and a glitter-embellished pair of NikeCourt Flare 2.
After a very limited New York-only release of the clothing and Air Max 97 shoe, Nike on August 27, 2018, used its SNKRS app to shock drop the Air Max 97 shoes included in the Off-White x Serena Williams collection.
Nike hasn’t yet provided any info on the launch date for the Blazer Mid or the NikeCourt Flare 2. As for launch of the baby blazer, it’s likely they will stay a one-off gift item for Alexis’ feet only.
Williams is in the midst of competing in the U.S. Open in New York. On Friday (August 31, 2018), she faced and defeated her sister, Venus Williams. Today, in her third tournament match she will face Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi.