Following the news from several months ago that KAWS and sacai have teamed up for an inaugural collection (to be released this month), we now get our best look yet at the three-way sneaker collab between KAWS, sacai, and Nike via leaked images.
The KAWS x sacai x Nike Blazer low looks to be arriving in two colorways — a more colorful green, blue, and yellow pair, as well as a more muted burgundy and pink pair — and features the same double-everything approach that has made sacai x Nike so popular over the past few years.
We had already been given a look at the sneakers via official imagery when the KAWS x sacai capsule was announced, though the leaked images give us our best look yet. The KAWS x sacai capsule is part of sacai’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection.
The latest leak follows our in-depth look at the diminishing value of sneaker collaborations, due to the over-saturation and sometimes pointless projects that are being released. Users on Instagram were quick to point that out in the comment section under the KAWS x sacai x Nike leak, writing that there are “too many collabs” or that the sneaker industry is “collabing itself to death.”
This isn’t the first three-way collaboration that has been rumored and leaked in recent months. The Travis Scott x fragment design x Nike Air Jordan 1 (both High and Low) have been all over Instagram, as has the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle.
Upon revealing the collaboration on Instagram, KAWS stated, "I’m happy to finally be able to share this collaborative project I worked on with @sacaiofficial I consider Chitose Abe a friend and I’m thankful she’s welcomed my work into her creative world."
"This project was a fun one and I hope you enjoy it," he went on to add, before announcing that the collection will be available from July 2021.
A range of matching apparel will be available alongside the KAWS x sacai x Nike Blazer Low. While details remain scarce, the clothing assortment is rumored to include a logo T-shirt and hoodie, among other styles.
You can get your best look at the KAWS x sacai x Nike Blazer Low via the gallery above. Expect more official images to surface as we near the release.
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