The new iteration of the VaporWaffle sneaker is a striking blend of creativity and functionality. Unlike last year’s mid-cut LDVaporwaffle, these sneakers feature a low-top shape, a familiar sight in previous Sacai x Nike collaborations. What sets them apart, however, is the distinctive touch of Jean Paul Gaultier. The legendary designer infuses the sneakers with a woven texture reminiscent of the patterns found on Nike Free sneakers. This texture elegantly adorns the sneaker in a subtle white and silver colorway and is more pronounced in a vibrant multicolor version that features a patchwork upper.
The VaporWaffle’s design is a clever fusion of Nike’s first Pegasus from 1983 and the modern Vaporfly, known for its presence at major marathon events. This hybrid sneaker features a dual sole unit with a unique concave lip at the heel, complemented by double tongues, maintaining the continuity of the Sacai x Nike design ethos.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s influence in this second collaboration with Sacai and Nike is significantly more accessible and wearable than their first venture. JPG’s deep connection to streetwear, both as a philosophy and a culture, is evident in these sneakers. They embody an eccentric yet casual style that makes them a versatile addition to any wardrobe.
Anticipation is high for the Jean Paul Gaultier x Sacai x Nike VaporWaffles, which will be released exclusively on the label’s website on November 22nd. Although pricing details are still under wraps, sneaker enthusiasts and fashion connoisseurs alike are eagerly awaiting more information as the release date approaches.