UNDERCOVER Unveil New Nike Colab In Their AW22 Lookbook
UNDERCOVER's name may imply stealth and subtlety, but they're very much in the spotlight when it comes to their Nike colabs. Jun Takahashi's brand have worked with the Swoosh on the Gyakusou line, helped introduce models from the React Element 87 to the OverBreak and remixed classics like the Daybreak, and now, as part of their recently-revealed AW22 collection they've revealed a brand-new Swoosh silhouette.
The Alfred Hitchcock-inspired collection may be packed full of standout pieces, but UNDERCOVER's laceless Nike shoe is in a class of its own. It's got a laceless, cinch-secured upper that seems to be tangentially related to the Air Moc, while the midsole features cored-out arches and firm plastic clips on the midfoot and heel to aid with stability and structure – all of which are reminiscent of the ISPA Flow. As is par for the course with most UNDERCOVER x Nike colabs, it also features 'CHAOS' and 'BALANCE' graphics, a longtime brand design motif inspired by NYC punk band Television. Two colourways appear to have been produced – one with a brown and tan camo-like pattern, the other a crisp white – each of which features green midsoles and red/white branding.
We've yet to receive a release date or pricing information on this UNDERCOVER x Nike release, but it's likely to start rolling out this fall alongside UNDERCOVER's AW22 collection. Let's see if it's a one-off colab or the introduction of an entirely new silhouette!