First teased in January during Paris Fashion Week, the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle is slated to debut in Europe on November 6th and in North America on November 13th in two colorways: “Sail” and “Black.”
While not a complete departure from last year’s LDWaffle, which is widely regarded as 2019’s best sneaker, the forthcoming collaborative silhouette proposes a noticeably different design.
A layered aesthetic prevails throughout the highly-breathable model, but in a less streamlined aesthetic. Yet, like its predecessor, the VaporWaffle blends heritage with modern-day sensibilities: sole units (seemingly fragmented) fuse the Pegasus trainer from 1983 with the game-changing VaporFly NEXT% seen throughout 2019.
Chitose Abe’s layered design approach further nods to the silhouette’s hybrid nature, as lateral profile swooshes, tongues and laces all join the mix twice.
(October 30, 2020 by Jovani Hernandez of Sneaker News)