Supreme and Nike are arguably two of the biggest brands to ever play a part in the streetwear and sneaker scene as we know it today, and plenty of our readers will know that the duo frequently join forces to launch limited-edition sneaker collaborations. While this may seem like a regular occurrence in today’s world, back in the early days when Supreme was nothing more than an if-you-know-you-know skate shop, collaborating with the Swoosh was a big deal.
Join us here at The Sole Supplier as we take a deep dive into the history books and study the details surrounding this epic partnership that’s spanned two decades, and check out every Supreme x Nike sneaker ever released.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro (2002)
The Supreme x Nike journey begins all the way back in 2002, when the sneaker scene was fixated upon one silhouette in particular – the Nike SB Dunk Low. Launching two colourways, the kicks were adorned with the Tinker Hatfield-designed elephant print graphic and lacked any visible Supreme branding, as this was well before Nike began to experiment with other brand’s logos on collaborations. A total of only 1250 pairs were made, with the sneakers restocking everyday for a whole week at Supreme’s retail locations until the entire run was sold out.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High (2003)
After the success of the initial Supreme x Nike project, the follow-up was eagerly-anticipated by sneakerheads using the popular NikeTalk online forum. This time around, the duo set to work on the high-top version of the SB Dunk, opting to release three different colourways inspired by the original “Be True To Your School” pack. The kicks featured gold-tone star patterns across the uppers and released in the same way the OG’s did, restocking daily over a period of time.
Supreme x Nike Delta Force 3/4 (2004)
2004 saw everyone’s favourite streetwear label stray from the path of using reliable Nike silhouettes, instead opting for the Delta Force, a discontinued basketball shoe from the ‘80s. Showcasing a muted and earthy look, these kicks instead offered up a more traditional and toned-down skate shoe look as opposed to the flashy and in-your-face look of the previous two collaborations.
Supreme x Nike SB Blazer (2006)
Although initially created for basketball purposes, the Nike Blazer has long since been worn by skateboarders, with pioneers of the sport donning the kicks when carving up empty swimming pools back in the 1970s. Allegedly inspired by the work of Dapper Dan, Supreme’s take on the Blazer SB was decked-out in quilted leather and faux-snakeskin, giving off straight premium vibes that would no doubt resonate with sneakerheads today in the same way as it did back then.
Supreme x Nike SB Air Trainer 2 TW (2007)
2007 marked the first time the famous Supreme logo appeared on one of the brand’s Nike collaborations, making the outsole of the Nike Air Trainer 2 TW (which stands for Totally Washable, meaning yes, they can be machine washed). Appearing in four different colourways, this sneaker was the first of many to cause noticeable issues on release day, with so many fans turning up to Supreme’s Lafayette Street store that LAPD ordered the brand to sell all its stock in one day to avoid disruption to local businesses.
Supreme x Nike SB Bruin Low (2009)
Continuing to add its signature touch to skateboarding staples, Supreme set to work on the Bruin SB for 2009. The low-top pair is nothing outrageous in terms of looks, so the NYC brand kept things subtle when switching up the kicks, adding a metallic Swoosh, “World Famous” branding on the heels and a dual-branded hangtag.
Supreme x Nike SB 94 (2010)
Once again proving itself to be a game-changer when it came to collaborations, Supreme broke all the boundaries in 2010 when it unveiled an entirely new sneaker silhouette created in collaboration with Supreme. Titled the Nike SB 94, the sneakers adopted a retro basketball look but came complete with Foamposite/Zoom Air technology to allow for optimum performance when skated in. Four colourways launched and the kicks were widely accredited as a commercial success.
Supreme x fragment design x Nike Air Zoom All Court (2011)
While three-way collaborations are all the rage as of late, back in 2011 this was not the case, so the Supreme x fragment design x Nike Air Zoom All Court was considered an anomaly. The low-key sneaker was the first non-SB collaboration in the Supreme and Nike partnership and was set for a Japan-exclusive release, however the drop was eventually cancelled, with the shoes never making it past the sample stage.
Supreme x Nike SB 94 (2011)
While the initial Supreme x Nike SB 94 was popular amongst sneakerheads, plenty of actual skateboarders complained about the comfort of the silhouette, which caused the box-logo brand to rework the initial design with a softer heel and sturdier toe box for 2011. Available in both “Wheat” and “Black” renditions, this was a true New York sneaker.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low Pro (2012)
Marking 10 years of collaborative projects, in 2012 Supreme and Nike looked to their back catalogue for inspiration and released an updated version of the SB Dunk Low we originally saw in 2002. This time around the sneakers showcased red side panels combined with the iconic elephant print and even Supreme-branded insoles. By 2012 much of the hype surrounding the SB Dunk had subsided, however these still proved immensely popular upon release and remain desirable even today.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 Low (2012)
By 2012, Supreme had far surpassed what anyone ever thought the brand would become, collaborating with mainstream labels such as the likes of The North Face, Levi’s and Vans, so it only made sense for Nike to allow the partnership to extend past the realms of Nike SB. The FW12 season saw Supreme and Nike launch three colourways of the Nike Air Force 1, a classic NYC sneaker. Featuring water resistant materials and Supreme’s signature box-logo as a tab, this tasteful collaboration remains one of the greatest of all time.
Supreme x Nike SB Tennis Classic (2013)
After a brief hiatus, Supreme rejoined with Nike SB back in 2013 to launch four colourways of the Tennis Classic, a reworked leather tennis sneaker built to contain Zoom Air technology for skateboarders. Branding was minimal throughout this collaboration, with Supreme motifs visible on the tongues and insoles only.
Supreme x Nike Flyknit Lunar +1 (2013)
Just five months later, Supreme and Nike bought us their version of the Flyknit Lunar 1+, a futuristic running sneaker from Nike’s newly-unveiled Flyknit range. Seen dominating the tracks throughout the 2012 London Olympics, the Flyknit Trainer and Racer were easily the two most popular silhouettes from the range, which makes the fact that Supreme chose the Lunar 1+ even more interesting. Described as a joint project between Nike Running and Nike SB, the sneakers came packaged in traditional SB boxes.
Supreme x Nike Foamposite 1 (2014)
Any sneakerhead worth their salt will likely tell you about the importance of the Nike Foamposite 1, so it comes as no surprise that when Supreme worked on the silhouette in 2014 it was a huge deal. Showcasing a wild-looking baroque pattern across the uppers, this release came in both black and red colourways. However, due to the hype behind this release huge queues began to form around Supreme’s NYC location days before the launch, with NYPD ordering the brand to conduct an online-only drop to avoid any further chaos.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High (2014)
Cementing its ability to consistently create top-tier Nike collaborations, Supreme continued to work through Nike’s back catalogue in 2014, with three different variations of the AF1 High launching in late 2014. Pairs featured bold “World Famous” branding across the ankle straps and Supreme branding on the heels. This release was never sold in Supreme’s Lafayette outpost due to popularity and the red variation was the first ever Supreme x Nike sneaker to be sold via the NikeLab website.
Supreme x Nike GTS SB (2015)
Returning to the Nike SB subdivision after two years, in 2015 the NYC-label worked to develop another skate shoe, using the GTS as the blank canvas. Quite literally crafted from canvas, the kicks showcased a minimalist theme and a vulcanised rubber midsole, with branding coming in the form of embroidered Swoosh logos and that classic red Supreme tab.
Supreme x Air Jordan 5 (2015)
2015 also played host to another milestone in Supreme’s footwear timeline, marking the first time the label teamed up with Jordan Brand. While it may seem far-fetched for a skate brand to team up with the biggest basketball brand in the world, it’s not uncommon for skateboarders to wear AJ1s, although it came as a surprise when Supreme chose to work on the AJ5 instead. Three colourways launched and boasted “Sup” logos on the laterals, as well as the usual 23 motif on the heels changed to 94, paying homage to the year Supreme was founded. This collection never received a physical release in North America, with Supreme opting for an online-only release.
Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 (2016)
For its first foray into the realm of Air Max, Supreme chose the lesser-seen Nike Air Max 98 silhouette, in its typical rebellious fashion. Launching in April and in four colourways, this collaboration turned the heads of sneaker fans around the world and became an overnight success. It fitted the mood of the current trend perfectly and even came complete with matching Dri-FIT running hats. Released exclusively online outside of Asia, Nike also launched this product simultaneously.
Supreme x Nike SB Blazer Low GT (2016)
Returning to the SB Blazer for the first time since 2006’s luxury outing, the box-logo brand decided to opt for the low-top version this time around. Showcasing a stripped-back look that featured suede uppers and leather Swoosh details, the three colourways from this collection were all rounded off with gum-rubber midsoles.
Supreme x Nike Air More Uptempo (2017)
Late 2017 saw Supreme offer up its very own take on another cult Nike sneaker, the Air More Uptempo. Known for its bulky design language and the fact that it was Scottie Pippen’s sneaker of choice when the Chicago Bulls won the NBA in 1996, the pair holds a special place in the heart of many sneakerheads, although that didn’t quite stop Supreme from meddling with the classic design, swapping out the usual “AIR” branding instead for “SUP” across the laterals of the sneakers.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Nike Air Force 1 Low (2017)
Returning to the three-way partnership hype, Supreme joined forces with two of its most reputable collaborators in 2017, COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT and Nike. The trio unveiled a whited-out variation of the AF1 that boasted custom artwork printed across the rear. Dual-branding was also located underneath the Swoosh logos, and the release was accompanied by a full-scale apparel collection.
Supreme x Nike SB Air Force 2 (2017)
Digging deep into the archives to reimagine a long-forgotten silhouette, Supreme and Nike SB presented the Air Force 2 for the first time since 1987. Releasing in three vibrant colourways and boasting reinforced leather uppers to withstand the damage associated with skateboarding, the kicks featured World Famous branding on the heels and released alongside a skate promo that depicted team riders rocking the kicks while tearing up the streets of Paris.
Supreme x Nike Air Humara (2017)
By now, Supreme x Nike releases had become more prevalent than ever, with multiple releases occurring within one single season. Fresh off the back of the AF2 project, Supreme and Nike presented their take on the Air Humara, an iconic sneaker from back in 1997 that showcases plenty of design traits commonly associated with Nike’s ACG subdivision. Released in four different colourways, this pack was accompanied by full tracksuits for those that wanted to get the maximalist look.
Supreme x NBA x Nike Air Force 1 Mid (2018)
Having already worked on both the AF1 Low and the AF1 High, it was about time that Supreme set to work on the AF1 Mid, and in doing so, the brand enlisted the help of the NBA to create an eye-catching pair of kicks. The sneakers were covered in NBA emblems and were inspired by the work of Jeff Hamilton, a designer who made custom leather jackets for basketball players throughout the 1990s.
Supreme x Nike Air Streak Spectrum Plus (2018)
Designed by none other than Steven Smith, the Nike Air Streak Spectrum Plus is one of the wilder models in Nike’s extensive back catalogue. Allegedly inspired by hot-rod cars, the kicks feature flame graphics running down either side and proved popular with runners upon the initial launch in 2003. Barely any changes were made to this release other than Supreme logos on the tongues, and the sneakers released in two colourways – black and also white.
Supreme x Nike SB Gato (2018)
Supreme and Nike SB kickstarted the FW18 season with a refreshed version of the Nike SB Gato, a sneaker that started out its life under an entirely different name. Originally launched in 2002 when Nike SB first began, the kicks were called the SB Air Zoom FC and were based on indoor football sneakers, and although they were incredibly popular with team riders they never really took off. Fast forward to 2013 and the kicks were renamed the SB Lunar Gato. Supreme altered the design slightly and launched four colourways to the masses, although once again the model never gained significant attention.
Supreme x COMME des GARÇONS SHIRT x Nike Air Force 1 Low (2018)
Just one year after the trio teamed up the first time around, Supreme, Nike and CdG SHIRT joined forces once again to launch another stripped-back take on the AF1. Decked out in a monochromatic colourway, the sneakers showcased a cut-up Swoosh logo and dual-branding on the heels. While nothing groundbreaking, the tasteful details from this collaboration resonated with sneakerheads and the collaboration sold out in seconds.
Supreme x Air Jordan 14 (2019)
Stepping up to the mark and collaborating with Jordan Brand once again, this time around Supreme decided to work on the AJ14, a model worn by Michael Jordan during game six of the 1998 NBA finals. Inspired by MJ’s love for Italian sports cars, the kicks offered up a futuristic design and were the last signature model worn by MJ while he played for the Chicago Bulls. Supreme’s iteration offered up two simple colourways and boasted box-logo branding on the heels.
Supreme x Nike Air Max Tailwind IV (2019)
Once again looking to the past as inspiration for its ongoing collaborations, Supreme set to work on 1999s Air Max Tailwind IV for the 2019 season. Decking the model out in “red/white” and “black/blue” colourways, the Supreme version of this archive sneaker perhaps bought it back to the attention of Nike’s design team, as shortly after, new colourways began to surface, with the model acting as a mainstay in Nike’s roster for many months.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low (2019)
Back in 2019 the Nike SB Dunk Low was still yet to rise to the level of fame and status it holds today, however that didn’t stop Supreme from using the model as a base layer for its 2019 collaboration. Showcasing colourways that boasted metallic details and star branding on the rears, sneakers from this collection are now rarely seen and also expensive to purchase on the secondary market.
Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 Lux (2019)
Made entirely from Italian leather and retailing for a whopping £435 GBP, the Supreme x Nike Air Max 95 Lux collection sent shockwaves through the sneaker community when it was unveiled in 2019. The kicks launched in three different colourways and were hand-made in Italy, with one special feature being a silver-tone metal hangtag in the shape of the European country. Subtle yet tasteful Supreme branding adorned the sidewalls of the kicks too.
Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 (2020)
2020 saw another turning point in Supreme’s relationship with the Beaverton brand, as the duo unveiled an Air Force 1 collaboration that would be constantly restocked, much like the label’s underwear of Hanes T-shirts. Featuring a red box-logo on the lateral rear, the sneakers originally launched in just black and white variations, although an autumnal “Flax” version dropped later on in 2021.
Supreme x Nike Air Max Plus (2020)
The Nike Air Max Plus, or TN as it is often referred to, is a sneaker that is synonymous with youth culture and music. Ever since Sean McDowell visualised the design concept in 1998 while on holiday (he was inspired by the shadow cast by palm trees at sunset), the model has remained a classic, so it only made sense for Supreme to adopt the style in 2020. Decking the model out in vibrant neon colourways, the TN’s wavy patterned uppers were actually altered to spell out the brand’s logo, a rather smart play on design in our eyes and also undoubtedly Supreme.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low (2021)
By 2021 the hype behind Dunks and more specifically SB Dunks was in full swing, with all releases garnering mass attention from the sneaker community across the world. The announcement of a brand-new Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Low pack sent shockwaves amongst footwear fans when it was announced, and even more so when they began to realise that the pairs were a reinterpreted take on 2003’s SB Dunk High release that we touched on at the start of this article.
Supreme x Nike Air Max Goadome (2021)
Originally launched as part of Nike’s popular ACG line, the Nike Air Max Goadome never really took off with sneakerheads, and was instead preferred by law enforcement employees and construction workers. However that didn’t stop Supreme from decking the model out in snakeskin for this 2021 collaboration, launching the boot in both black and red colourways. While it was an interesting option, this joint-effort wasn’t too well-received and is rarely remembered today.
Supreme x Nike Air Max 96 (2021)
Unlike its predecessor, the Nike Air Max 96 never quite made it with the mainstream consumer, making it the perfect contender to act as the blank canvas for a Supreme collaboration. Deciding to showcase translucent uppers, the NYC brand launched three colourways including camo, black, and a variant that was incredibly reminiscent of the famous “Silver Bullet” colourway.
Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High (2021)
Images of this Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High collaboration began to surface on the internet many months before the eventual 2021 release, leaving sneakerheads hungry for the pairs well before they hit the market. The kicks offering stand out “By Any Means Necessary” branding embroidered across the uppers and came in a trio of colourways, once again proving that sneakerheads were still obsessed with the classic 1985 silhouette.
Supreme x Nike Cross Trainer Low (2021)
Originally leaked in 2019, the Supreme x Nike Cross Trainer Low had been eagerly anticipated by streetwear fans since. Originally launched in 1987, the silhouette was aimed at the casual athletics fan although never really took off, perhaps overshadowed by the more popular Air Max 1. Offered in a duo of unique colourways, the kicks boasted in-your-face Supreme branding across the heels and were crafted from premium leather throughout.
Supreme x Nike Zoom Air Flight 95 (2022)
The Nike Air Zoom Flight 95 was a model popular amongst basketball players in the late ‘90s, although it never really made the transition into the sneaker scene due to its obscure looks and niche colourways. Despite this, Supreme included the silhouette as part of its 2022 range, decking the model out with a paisley graphic for a head-turning look. Blue, beige and black versions launched and proved popular with the ever-growing sneaker scene.
Supreme x Nike Shox Ride 2 (2022)
Popularised during the early 2000s, Nike Shox technology has been the hot topic in the sneaker scene throughout 2022 and previous years, with COMME des GARÇONS and Martine Rose both teaming up with Nike to launch collaborative renditions of popular Shox silhouettes. Jumping on the hype train, Supreme launched the Shox Ride 2 SP in June 2022, with the model coming in a total of four colourways.