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Brand: UNDERCOVER x Nike

Model: React Element 87

Key Features: The midsole features Nike’s revolutionary new React foam technology, while the upper makes use of a translucent shell, exterior taping on the heel, an exposed lace collar, and trail-running style laces.

Release Date: Fall 2018 (TBC)

Price: N/A

Buy: Nike and select retailers TBC

Editor’s Notes: Jun Takahashi first unveiled his highly technical sneaker at UNDERCOVER’s Paris Fashion Week show back in early March. Now we get our first look at a number of UNDERCOVER x Nike React Element 87 colorways, which are expected to drop this fall.

The colorways include colorful variants featuring hues of blue and red. The translucent upper gives the sneakers the deconstructed look that has been popular with designers such as Alexander Wang and Virgil Abloh for a while now, while the React foam midsole — which some are saying is more comfortable than Boost technology — all but guarantees next-level comfort.

Although no official release information exists as of yet, we don’t think it’s too early to label the sneakers as Jun Takahashi’s latest masterpiece.

In addition to the UNDERCOVER x Nike iterations, the Swoosh will be dropping various non-collab colorways in addition to the UNDERCOVER version. Read here for more information.

Flip through the images above and let us know which colorway is your favorite in the comments.

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