EXCLUSIVE: NIKELAB GYAKUSOU S/S 2016
RUN AHEAD OF THE GAME
Not only is Undercover founder Jun Takahashi a seasoned runner but he’s also an inventive fashion designer. The combo of the two worlds continues to spur the success of the NikeLab x Undercover Gyakusou collection. As NikeLab Senior Design Director Jarrett Reynolds explains on the Nike website, it is “a rare fusion.”
Jun is a real runner,” Reynolds elaborates. “I'll sit down and ask him how he’s been running, what has changed, what’s working and what’s not. I'm able to get insight that could only come from him because he has an insane eye for design and is a passionate runner.”
So 12 collections down, NikeLab and Takahashi continue to blaze new trails by melding performance and aesthetic. For Spring 2016, that means gearing up for disparate weather conditions with water-resistant materials and pockets that allow for quick and efficient storage of outer layers. Sneaker heads can indulge with the new LunarEpic Flyknit featuring mid-height collar for a locked-down fit and a laser-cut contoured Lunarlon midsole. The pods on the outsole enhance cushioning and multi-surface traction.