The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Dark Iris’ Sees a Release SoonRelease: 29 April 2021
After the reveal of the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Sesame’ earlier this week, Nike have confirmed that the ‘Dark Iris’ colourway is joining it for a release at the end of the month. This purple edition was revealed by leakers in what feels like a lifetime ago – a few months is a long time in the sneaker world – so it’s promising to see there was some substance to those rumours.
The VaporWaffle is a mash-up of new and old Nike icons in the Vaporfly and Pegasus, creating a doubled-up effect on both the upper and the sole. Like the ‘Sesame’, the ‘Dark Iris’ now uses a mix of heritage suede and nylon textures that is a pure 1970s capsule, however the rest of the design is anything but.
There are still some throwback elements, such as the large waffle tread outsole (hence the model name), and ubiquitous nylon tongues. The rest of the design is downright contemporary, with double-stuffed laces, and overlapping screen printed and stitched Swooshes. With the design doing all the talking, sacai leave their name via subtle heel branding and insole prints.
The sacai x Nike VaporWaffle ‘Sesame’ and ‘Dark Iris’ will release on April 29 from the Nike webstore and selected boutique retailers.