Sacai x Nike Sneaker Is A Festive Footwear
The Sacai x Nike sneaker collaboration is part of the former’s SS19 collection. The two silhouettes are colorful hybrids of Nike’s popular shoes.
Recently, Nike had to cancel its capsule with UNDEFEATED following allegations of plagiarism. The U.S. Naval Academy sent a cease and desist to Nike and UNDEFEATED for trademark infringement.
“The similarities of the Nike/UNDEFEATED logo released this week and the USNA Crest are undeniable and we believe their logo is clearly an infringement under trademark law,” they wrote on a Twitter post.
Nike released a written statement containing their apology to the USNA. Moreover, the sportswear company added that they “have always respected the US Navy and its Academy and have been a longtime supporter of the military.”
All About Hybridization
According to Sacai’s Chitose Abe, the brand has always been about hybridization. Her splicing techniques also made the latest collection stand out.
There are two unique mash-ups for the collaboration. It features a fusion of the Blazer and the Dunk as well as the Waffle Daybreak and the LDV.
The new models have double tongues, laces, and Swoosh branding. All these factors contribute to the hybridization of the two brands. Also, each new model has two colorways.