UPDATE (June 7, 2021): Chitose Abe and the Swoosh’s next chapter of sacai x
ORIGINAL STORY (May 19, 2020):
sacai and Nike have created one of the most lucrative collaborative relationships in the sneaker industry over the past two or so years, and now its latest effort is about to release: the sacai x Nike Blazer Low.
For months now we’ve been subjected to teasers, first looks and detailed shots of colorways that are yet to be officially announced — such as this “Dark Grey” pair — but now it has been confirmed that the “Magma Orange” and “Classic Green” colorways are coming to stores near you in a matter of days.
As we already know, the Blazer Low features an upper made of white leather and sports a number of doubled-up details that have become the collaboration’s signature distinguishing touch. For example, two Swooshes appear on the mid-panel (in orange and yellow for the “Magma Orange” colorway and in white and green for the “Classic Green” offering), while tongues, laces, eyestay plackets, and heel details continue to appear in twos.
Joining in on the double vision aesthetic is a host of brand appearances from both labels, adding their monikers to the tongue and insoles, while the sole unit continues the theme all the way from the toe bumper to the rear.
sacai and Nike’s Blazer Low in “Magma Orange” and “Classic Green” are set to release at stockists worldwide (including the likes of Nike, OneBlockDown, and most likely every other store that’s carried previous releases from the two) on May 26, with the sneaker reportedly set to cost $120 USD. Take a closer look at the pairs above.
Elsewhere in the world of collaborations, check out HYPEBEAST’s guide to the very best from New Balance.