Sacai x Nike’s Highly-Anticipated Vaporwaffle Sneakers Appear in Two New Colourways
Sneakerheads have been waiting for months now, to get a glimpse of the upcoming Sacai x Nike collaboration featuring the Vaporwaffle sneaker. And it now looks like we have the first official images for two of the shoes’ colourways have been released: sail, fuchsia, royal blue and black, white, platinum.
Leave it to Chitose Abe, founder of the luxury Japanese fashion brand, to remind fans how she’s the godmother of deconstructing and interweaving textures and shapes.
In terms of the shoe’s exaggerated design, expect double Nike Swooshes, double tongues and dual-coloured, double laces. The two tongues are made of mesh and nylon, while the two Swooshes also feature contrasting designs whereby one is printed while the other is made of leather. The silhouette is out of the ordinary but that’s what fans want; in fact, the way the waffle extends far out is just one of many reasons why the Sacai x Nike collaboration has been hugely popular. The last Sacai x Nike LDWaffle was one of 2019's most coveted sneaker releases.
If colourful footwear is your thing, the sail, fuchsia and royal blue variant offers a fun vibe whereas the black and white version is the complete opposite with a much more muted and subdued look. Regardless, both pairs are equally stylish and their modern contemporary aesthetic does not disappoint.
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Insiders and superfans have been teased about this collaboration since early 2020 and just this week, the four colourways of the Sacai x Nike Vaporwaffle were rumoured to be released on November 6.
The collaborative sneaker was first unveiled at Sacai’s fall-winter 2020 runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
As we await the sneakers to drop on Nike Snkrs, click through the gallery below for a closer look at the colourways:
- Images Nike