With its characteristic deconstructed look, the sacai x Nike 2019 collab line was a worthy successor Virgil Abloh’s “THE TEN” series. The LDV Waffle in particular was an instant hit, releasing in a slew of popular colorways. During sacai’s FW20 runway show at Paris Fashion Week in January, we already got a glimpse of what’s next. Now it seems like an official launch for the sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle is approaching.
While we saw three different colorways, the latest leak shows an entirely new style. As it was the case in previous Swoosh collabs by designer Chitose Abe’s premium label, the shoe loosely combines two existing Nike silhouettes. The classic Waffle Racer once again provides significant design cues, but the pronounced midsole unit we know from shoes like the Vaporfly adds a state-of-the-art touch to the silhouette. A “Sail / Light Bone / Game Royal / Sport Fuchsia” color make-up then underlines the shoe’s distinct design.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chitose Abe’s very first joint work with the Swoosh brand was a NikeLab collection that relased in 2015. The collab took sportswear pieces as a basis and refined them with sacai’s signature delicate edge.
Release Details – sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle
As of now, there’s no official release date for the sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle yet, but according to @solebyjc they drop this summer. Check back for any updates soon.