Chitose Abe‘s label sacai is known for its avant-garde and somewhat daring designs, and its take on the classic Nike silhouette is no different. The pair combines mesh with leather and suede to create a multi-layered, technical aesthetic that taps the look of vintage lightweight running sneakers, and pairs this with a unique sole unit.
Green suede highlights the toe, while green leather has been used at the heel where you can find both sacai and Nike’s moniker. Yellow suede details the eyestay, while black and white synthetic materials have been used for the doubled-up tongue. Bringing the shoe together is its yellow mesh base, which features a green leather swoosh alongside an overlapping screen-printed white shoosh.
The pair is detailed with a yellow mini swoosh appearing on the green pull tab at the rear, while doubled-up branding graces the tongues. Like the previously-seen pairs, the sole unit is finished in white and features a large cut-out segment at the rear. sacai and Nike finish the pair with a waffle outsole and a set of doubled-up laces.
Take a look at the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle “Tour Yellow” in the gallery above. The pair is expected to drop sometime this fall for $180 USD.
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