The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Sail Gum’ brings soft, neutral tones to a fashion-forward lifestyle runner that blends influences from Nike’s past and present.
Inspired by the Nike Vaporfly and the original Pegasus from 1983, the upper combines a white nylon base with off-white overlays in suede and leather.
Chitose Abe’s signature flourishes include doubled-up laces and tongues, one of which displays a co-branded woven tag.
Anchoring the sneaker is a stacked foam midsole with split detailing at the heel. Underfoot, a waffle-traction gum rubber outsole provides superior grip.
The company was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971. The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Nike markets its products under its own brand, as well as Nike Golf, Nike Pro, Nike+, Air Jordan, Nike Blazers, Air Force 1, Nike Dunk, Air Max, Foamposite, Nike Skateboarding, Nike CR7, and subsidiaries including Brand Jordan, Hurley International and Converse.