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NikeLab's collaboration with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing went live online today, and eBay sellers are already charging almost $1,000 for the designer's nearly sold-out re-interpretations of Nike's Free Mercurial Flyknits.
The collection, dubbed "Football Nouveau," dropped at 1 p.m. in the U.S. today, but within 45 minutes, the majority of Rousteing's Mercurial Flyknits were gone. The shoes are currently sold out at Dover Street Market's e-store, but if you keep refreshing, you may find a few pairs left on NikeLab's site.
The other three sneaker styles in the NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing lineup — the Footscape Magista, the Free Hypervenom, and the Roshe Tiempo VI — don't appear to be available today at all. A Nike spokesperson told Racked that those items, along with a black and gold swish T-shirt for men, are going to be released at a later date.
The activewear clothing, like the designer's black and gold versions of NikeLab's signature N89 jacket in men's and the women's, are selling quickly, too.
The French designer debuted the collaboration at an event in Paris yesterday with celebs like Chris Brown and Lily Allen in attendance. However, there were no signs of Kim or Kanye — or Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney, and Khloe for that matter. This was still a Nike event, after all. Remember what happened when rumors started swirling that Kylie was collaborating with Puma and not Kanye's beloved Adidas? People on Twitter didn't forget either:
Kanye ignoring all of Olivier Rousteing's texts since news of his Nike collab broke.— Jessica Schiffer (@jessicaschiffer) May 24, 2016
Lol I bet Kanye is furious that Olivier is doing a collab with Nike— ® (@ronie__) May 24, 2016
Olivier is working for Nike.. I wonder how Kanye feels about that— king kylie (@kylizzlephotos) May 23, 2016
The line is Nike's second installment in its Summer in Sports series and Rousteing's first athletic wear collab. But from the looks of these sales and the hype surrounding the collection, this might not be his last. Sorry, Kanye!