After months of anticipation, Nike and Sacai officially released the Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle, the latest addition to their ongoing collaboration. The VaporWaffle debuted in early 2020 as part of Sacai’s Fall 2020 Menswear runway show, and featured an even more abstract design than its predecessor, the Nike LD Waffle Sacai.
The Nike Sacai Vaporwaffle Black / White takes cues from the Swoosh’s original Waffle sole and flips it on its head by adding a thicker, stacked midsole that peeks out from the heel. Next, the upper shares similarities with the Nike Cortez, but swaps out the traditional leather with black suede and mesh to its entirety for breathability. Just like their past projects with Nike, Sacai adds both a second Swoosh in white and tongue to the sneaker, continuing their layered motif.