The sacai x Nike collaboration has already been postponed several times. Recently, the joint models of LDV Waffle Daybreak and Blazer Mid managed to become one of the most sought-after sneakers in the snicker industry: on the resale market, prices for several pairs bought in sacai pop-up store or during an unexpected limited release on the brand’s website exceed a thousand dollars.
Chitose Abe worked on these silhouettes, inspired by ideas about stability and betrayal, which helped her create something new and familiar at the same time. The sneakers, first shown as part of the sacai Spring / Summer 2019 collection, received double sushi and tongues – elements of "betrayal" – as well as the familiar retro-colored color palette – which symbolizes "stability". Judging by the official images of Nike, the silhouettes will be released in several colors. If Blazer Mid is presented in two colors that were already known – “Snow Beach” and “Black Legend” – then LDV Waffle Daybreak besides the green and blue versions will be released in three options: green-pink, and also black and white.
The release of the sacai x Nike LDV Waffle Daybreak will take place on May 16th, and the Blazer Mid on May 30th. Sneakers will be available on the Nike website and from select retailers.
Sacai Spring / Summer 2019 Menswear collection review by reference