Long time collaborators, the sportswear giant NIKE and the high fashion brand SACAI team up once again to offer us an exclusive model. The 2 partners decline their famous VaporWaffle in a new “Woven” manufacture.
First appeared in a neutral and timeless “White” colorway, this Sacai x Nike VaporWaffle Woven was also teased in a bold color combination : blue/green/yellow/red/orange (which seems to pay homage to the 2019 collaborative Daybreak Pack).
The shoe consists of a hybrid upper. It appears in asymmetrical patchwork adopting the shape of a weave and mixing several materials: mesh, leather, nylon and suede. To affirm the collab, this exclusive pair is adorned with the signature lined details of Chitose Abe, the designer and founder of Sacai, such as the tongue and laces. Unlike previous VaporWaffles, the “Woven” does not feature a double side Swoosh. The Beaverton-based brand’s legendary logo can only be seen through the strategic combination of certain patchwork elements. For the rest of the design, the pair benefits from a tongue and heel co-branding, as well as an off-white inner lining and tongue. The whole is based on a Sacai signature white double-layer midsole and black rubber outsole.
The Sacai x Nike Waffle Woven duo is set to release in the coming months of this 2023, at select retailers and on sacai.jp et nike.com. More info to come, stay tuned !