Nike x sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier VaporWaffle Teaser
Haute sneaker couture.
Nike, sacai and Jean Paul Gaultier, do I need to say more? The trio have joined forces to create a new version of the Nike VaporWaffle, a hybrid sneaker that combines elements of the classic Nike Waffle Racer and the modern Nike Air VaporMax.
The collaborative VaporWaffle features a layered upper with leather, suede and mesh panels, as well as a double Swoosh logo and a co-branded tongue label. The shoe also has a distinctive split sole that merges the waffle outsole with the VaporMax air unit, creating a striking contrast between retro and futuristic aesthetics.
The colorway of the shoe is inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier's signature navy and red stripes, which are also seen on the sock liner and the heel tab. The shoe is further accented with white laces and a white midsole, as well as a metallic silver heel clip that adds some shine to the design.
The Nike x sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier VaporWaffle is expected to launch in early 2024, following the release of the Nike x sacai LDWaffle and Blazer Low collections. The price and availability of the shoe are yet to be announced, but fans can expect a limited-edition drop that will sell out fast.
This collaboration isn't the first that Nike, sacai and Jean Paul Gaultier have worked together on a sneaker project, and it showcases their respective strengths and visions. Nike brings its sportswear heritage and innovation, sacai adds its deconstructed and reconstructed style, and Jean Paul Gaultier injects his avant-garde flair and rebellious attitude. The result is a unique and eye-catching sneaker that blends fashion, culture and history.