ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
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Nike Retro the OG Daybreak
Release: 22 June 2019

Hot on the heels of the lauded UNDERCOVER collaborations, Nike are bringing back the Daybreak runner in its original, unadulterated form.

Seen here in a period-correct nylon and suede makeup, the two-tone grey colour-blocking makes way for a very tasteful purple Swoosh to serve as the key branding callout. Below is a white foam wedge midsole, and Nike’s iconic waffle tread outsole in black.

Nike have even gone the distance and sourced accurate coarsely-woven shoelaces to complete the time-capsule fresh look.

Here’s one for the sneaker nerds: these last appeared in 2007, albeit with some unwanted pre-vintage yellow smearing on the midsole. It will be interesting to see the Daybreak’s reception sans collaborative soapbox.

Releasing June 22 at select Nike retailers.

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