Jean Paul Gaultier had chosen to give free rein to Chitose Abe of Sacai for the label’s next Couture collection, which was delayed due to COVID. Now it appears that the project is back on as a new Nike collaboration with the two designers has just surfaced.
The model appears to be a mid-top version of the Nike VaporWaffle dressed in a Black and White color blocking. It comes constructed in a mix of leather, nylon, and suede with added baseball glove-style stitching throughout the upper, dual-branded tongues and insoles atop a White midsole and Black rubber outsole. Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature stripe motif cover the shoe’s insole to complete the design.
Sacai Jean Paul Gaultier Nike VaporWaffle Release Date
Look for the Sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier x Nike VaporWaffle to release later this year at select retailers and Nike.com. Stay tuned for more updates.
Style Code: TBA
Release Date: 2021
UPDATE 1/29: A second colorway of the Sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier x Nike VaporWaffle has surfaced in a Multi-Color makeup. A release date for this collaboration has yet to be announced.
UPDATE 1/24: Here is a full look at the Sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier x Nike VaporWaffle collaboration.
UPDATE 1/22: Another look via sneakerjamz_new at the Sacai x Jean Paul Gaultier x Nike VaporWaffle revealing that the shoe also comes with Jean Paul Gaultier’s signature stripe motif covering the insoles.