nike trainers mens blackAs one of Nike’s most esteemed collaborative partners, UNDERCOVER mastermind Jun Takahashi has flipped several Swoosh Brand silhouettes to great effect, and his latest project is seven colorways of the Nike Daybreak, one of which is this black/white makeup. With its sleek silhouette, nylon/suede construction, and waffle sole, the Daybreak’s base offers quintessential embryonic Nike style.
nike trainers sale whiteAiming to investigate design principles at their core, Takahashi explores fabrications and technical materials with much of that meticulous ideology translating into the series of footwear, which was first teased in two main colorways of yellow and blue with a black pair and four more on the way in the future.
nike trainers womens pinkHowever, Takahashi has added an aggressive plastic heel piece that almost looks like a gaping jaw to ensure UNDERCOVER’s signature elegant-yet-chaotic look is also on full display. The loose leather heel tab then boasts a cleverly-placed U logo. Although these Nike shoes are mainly dressed in a simple grey, white, and black palette, there’s plenty of blue and grey speckled detailing as well. The look is then finalized by a text hit on the midsole plus co-branded detailing on the tongue tag and insole.
nike daybreak vegas goldThe Nike Daybreak is now set to come back in all its original glory, and one of the colors that’ll be aiding in its return is this classically-styled “University Red.” Based around the sleek shape and waffle sole that are quintessential characteristics of early Nike Running footwear, this Daybreak then presents an old-school color scheme as well with its white nylon base, shaggy tan suede overlays, and crisp red suede Swoosh. Hits on the tongue and heel add a little extra branded flair, while a slim white midsole finalizes the look. It’s a true testament to the shoe’s design that it still looks good decades after it first released, and it’s sure to be a lifestyle favorite this.