Chitose Abe’s high fashion label sacai and Nike resume their partnership once again to offer a high end take on the Swoosh’s archival silhouettes, the Nike LDV Racer and Nike Waffle Racer respectively.
The Waffle Racer silhouette revolutionised Nike’s running footwear in the 70’s through its ‘waffle’ outsole innovation. Designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, the waffle outsole was inspired by using his wife’s waffle iron to create rubber soles that featured multi-sided polygon shaped studs, which in turn provided gripping edges for improved traction.
sacai have collaborated with Nike in the past on the Nike Dunk High and Air Max 90 respectively, both silhouettes featured a laceless element. sacai is renowned for its prodigious technical ability, splicing two items of clothing together to create a sum that is greater than its parts. The latest Nike project transcends that style by fusing two Nike models into one.
Previewed during Paris Fashion Week 2019, the silhouette portrayed a never-before-seen look on a Nike model. The design blends vintage and innovation with high fashion lifestyle proving a perfect combination.
Featuring a host of overlays, the LDV Waffle Racer possesses a rule of two composition taking elements from both vintage models into one. The base of the upper is accompanied with an open mesh, whilst a mixture of premium leather and suede overlays further the design . Double Swooshes in contrasting colours are placed on the medial and lateral sides of the shoe. Further double elements are seen on the tongue, laces and the standout double midsole, the iconic waffle outsole apply the finishing touches.
The sacai x Nike LDV Waffle Racer will be available for an in-store purchase exclusively through an online raffle. STRICTLY ONE ENTRY PER COLOUR PER PERSON, multiple entries will be deleted. Raffle entrance closes on Monday 13th May at 9:00AM BST.
Click HERE to enter…good Luck!