final year it might had been foolish to think that any individual might problem Virgil Abloh and Off-White‘s section as Nike’s precise collaborative companion. despite the fact 2018 has persisted to be extremely fruitful for Nike and Abloh with releases like the “UNC” Air Jordan 1s and Serena Williams Air Max 97s, this yr there’s some intimate competition. Jun Takahashi and UNDERCOVER are also laying a robust declare to the precise co-creative section, as their special React point 87s have sent the sneaker-loving public into an absolute frenzy and garnered early “sneaker of the 12 months” speak. That’s not the entire legendary japanese brand has obtained within the works: they also debuted an insanely entertaining take on the fashioned Nike Tailwind in June, and are making ready a few colorways of the Zoom Fly SP as part of their collaborative Gyakusou line with the Swoosh, the latest of which to surface is this shiny royal blue colorway.
considering the fact that its inception in 2010, the Gyakusou — a eastern term that ability “reverse running” — line has blended technical points with trend-forwards design in a method that’s changed the landscape of efficiency operating equipment, and Takahashi’s tackle the Zoom Fly SP continues that fusion of trend and functionality. The shoe is dressed pretty much absolutely in a awesome blue, with everything from the upper’s racing stripes to the extra thick midsole wearing the bold color. Accents arrive via an audacious cranium and crossbones hit on the lateral heel, Gyakusou and Undercover text emblems on the midsoletongue, and a small white swoosh on the lateral midfoot. The shoe’s mix of fashion and performance is then accomplished by a black plastic TPU midsole shank that offers — in real Gyakusou fashion — extra durability and beauty. An reliable unencumber date for these magnificent runners has no longer been introduced yet, but expect them to drop as part of the autumn Gyakusou collection and live tuned to our Sneaker liberate Dates page for additional updates as they’re accessible.