What if Other Sneakers Got the sacai Treatment?
The collaborative project between Japanese label sacai and Nike hasn’t just added some heat to 2019’s release lineup – it’s completely set the scene alight! Designer Chitose Abe has fashioned the LDV Waffle, and reinterpreted the Blazer, coming through with two unmistakable crep creations which continue to be at the top of sneakerheads’ must-have lists.
Blessed with mind-bending double Swooshes, double tongues, double laces, and distinctive sole detailing, the sacai x Nike colourways keep on coming… but what if Chitose decided to take her talents elsewhere?
Look, we know that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. Nevertheless, the idea certainly got us thinking: what if other sneakers got the sacai treatment?
sacai x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star
We’re not ones to mess with the classics, but we think a sacai remix of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star would breath some new life into a fan favourite. To keep things familiar, we’d opt for the traditional black and white combination. Don’t let the scheme fool you though – they’d draw plenty of double-takes from the crowd.
sacai x Reebok Instapump Fury
The sacai treatment doesn’t have to produce overly wacky results, as witnessed by this Reebok Instapump Fury. The Pump-blessed 90s runner is already one of the more statement-making creps going around, so we’d expect Chitose to take a less-is-more approach on this occasion.
The Instapump Fury has had its share of collaborations over the journey, and we wouldn’t be too surprised to see it get some love from sacai in the future.
sacai x Off-White x Air Jordan 1
Virgil Abloh and Off-White haven’t shied away from collaborations with leading Japanese streetwear labels in the past, and a link-up with sacai would make perfect sense.
Deconstructed styling and distinctive layering are hallmarks of both labels. So just imagine what Virgil and Chitose would be able to cook up with the Air Jordan 1 as their canvas? One thing’s for sure – it’d be "HYPE" as f***.
sacai x adidas UltraBOOST
Safe to say, adidas need a bit of a boost, and what better way to do it than collaborating with sacai.
The UltraBOOST phenomenon that swept the sneakersphere may be a not-too-distant memory, but we think Chitose’s clout and creativity could remind everyone why the sneaker is still one of the best going around (and possibly ever). How about that double cage?
sacai x Yeezy BOOST 750
We’re pretty sure a Chitose x Kanye collaboration would surely break the sneakersphere. So, which of Yeezy’s creations did we want to see sacai’d?
It was a tough choice, but we think the Yeezy BOOST 750 would look insane with some triple-strap action. No need to go too crazy on these ones – the silhouette speaks for itself.