Since the release of its highly-anticipated collection of Nike React Element 87s last September, Jun Takahashi's Undercover has debuted a handful of other collaborative projects on the runway to expect in the near future.
Debuted during the label’s Spring/Summer 2019 showcase in Paris, the angular runners bear UNDERCOVER branding on the midsole along with the Japanese brand’s “U” logo on the heel, though the real intrigue comes by way of the utterly unique heel panels.
Sporting sharp lines that extend far beyond the sneaker’s nylon upper and three-dimensional heel tag, the rubber sculpts create a dramatic, alien-like silhouette that simultaneously complements and interrupts the Daybreak’s naturally streamlined shape.
Elsewhere, premium materials ensure that the shoe feels as special as it looks, with lush suede accenting the rear, toe and tongue panels and grain leather giving the Swoosh an understated upgrade. The Blue Jay iteration sports speckles on the off-white midsoles, complementing the splatter details on the heel panel. White laces complete the shoe, reinforcing the retro aesthetic initiated by the waffle outsole.
The Nike x UNDERCOVER Daybreak - Blue Jay drops this Saturday 15 June for the retail price of R2599 at our CPT, JHB and online store via first come first served. JHB and online will release at 9am, CPT at 10am.
Sizes: UK5, UK5.5, UK6, UK6.5, UK7, UK7.5, UK8, UK8.5, UK9, UK9.5, UK10, UK10.5, UK11.
Please note: the Bright Citron colourway of the Nike x UNDERCOVER Daybreak drops 26 July.