With one of the best sneaker collaborations of the year already under his belt with the UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87 collection, Jun Takahashi is vying for even more accolades. Alongside his Nike Zoom Fly SP Gyakusou release next week, a preview of his UNDERCOVER x Nike Waffle Racer for spring/summer 2019 positions the designer in rare air. A space Takahashi has long been familiar with.
The Nike Waffle Racer appears due for a resurgence considering this inspired collaboration and the long-awaited Sacai collection due out next January. UNDERCOVER’s pair — considering the fashion season in which it resides — will likely calendar during a similar slot.
This futuristic design is largely felt through its protruding heel counter. Mixed material nylon and suede construction rings true to the original design, which marks a smart juxtaposition alongside the progressive update. Take a first look at the forthcoming UNDERCOVER x Nike Waffle Racer above and stay tuned for additional details.