There may have been no signs of new Nike shoes at sacai's Fall/Winter 2023 womenswear presentation (which isn't all that surprising as creative director Chitose Abe typically saves the sneaker teasers for the men's presentations). But the two indeed have another collaborative shoe in the works.

Following the debut of the FW23 Footscapes, sneaker blogger JF Grails revealed first looks at sacai and Nike's forthcoming Waffle shoe featuring a woven upper.

The shoe appears in white with hints of grey — similar to the scheme of the White Nylon LDWaffles — with an interlaced concept made of mesh and leather taking over the top of the shoe.

It's kind of interesting that sacai went with the woven style for the Waffle rather than its upcoming Footscape shoes, whose traditional upper boasts an intertwined look.

Then again, we're talking about sacai here — the brand that often shakes up classic Nike models (for example: putting an Air Unit not only on the Cortez but incorporating the detail near the toe instead of the heel of the shoe).

Early looks at sacai and Nike's Waffle don't give away too much, teasing merely the fresh upper and sacai's signature doubling details (evident with the tongue and ribbon-slash-classic shoe laces). And that's about it.

Expect more shots of sacai and Nike's new Waffle later down the road. Hopefully, upcoming imagery will reveal what we're working with as far as a sole (my guess is another slight platform with that protruding element).

Nonetheless, it's safe to say it'll be another good year for sacai and Nike fans.

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