Designed in coordination with Chitose Abe’s renowned fashion label, the Sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Dark Iris’ showcases sumptuous hues on a retro-inspired silhouette that blends elements from the classic Pegasus 83 with the modern Vaporfly.
The reconstructed upper features a purple nylon base with contrasting burnt orange accents on the leather Swoosh and heel tab, marked with dual Nike and Sacai branding.
A second printed Swoosh continues a doubled-up theme applied in more literal fashion to the sneaker’s tongues and laces.
A partially split foam midsole is reinforced by Nike’s iconic waffle outsole.
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