World renowned NYC based artist KAWS is teaming up with Nike once again for a sneaker drop, this time on a customized pair of the Sacai x Nike LDWaffle. Known for his bright artworks, KAWS has amassed a massive pop-culture following, though these pieces arrive in toned-down forms. Any piece he touches commands immense attention and his latest work is no different.
Though we have seen recent leaks of the upcoming Sacai x Nike LDWaffle, KAWS makes his mark on first editions. Using 1 Black & 1 White pair, KAWS adds his iconic eyes on the heel counter of each shoe. Supplementing this are smiles & frowns across the midsole, followed by his signature on the medial midsole. The NYC icon completes the pairs by customizing the boxes that the pairs come in.
The Sacai x Nike LDWaffle took the world by storm on their initial drop. With fans ranging from OG sneakerheads to the larger fashion crowd & public, it seemed everyone had to have a pair. When the shoes returned in March of this year in Black & White Nylon renditions it was no different. Featuring ribbon laces & suede accents, these pairs ooze luxury & high fashion.
With only two pairs being made, they are currently part of Free Arts NYC annual benefit auction. Though the bidding opened on October 16, these two unique pairs are well poised to raise massive amounts. The current bids are $11,000 for the Black pair (US 9.5); the White pair (US 10.5) sits at a whopping $46,000. Check out full images of the two pairs out below, initially teased by KAWS on his Instagram.
With 8 days still to go, bidding closes on October 30th at 11 AM EST. Watch this space to see how far the two go & keep it locked into Nice Kicks for the latest!
Colorway: Black / Black | White / White
Style Code: BV0073-002 | BV0073-101
Release Date: October 30, 2020