The Evolution: From Nike Air Max 1 SP “Kiss of Death” to CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Grey"
This year, CLOT teamed up with sacai and Nike to present a triple-collaborative sneaker design, introducing the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Orange" followed by the CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Grey" scheduled to release worldwide on October 7.
The double release features key elements from the seasoned brands; from Nike's iconic swoosh to sacai's remixing and double-stacked LDWaffle silhouette to the colorways of CLOT's most celebrated sneaker trilogy, the "Kiss of Death". The combined design elements on the "Orange" and "Grey" colorways ring true to both sacai and CLOT's brand DNA, bringing forth a stylistic hybrid for the modern age.
This year, CLOT Founder and Creative Director, Edison Chen pays tribute to the legendary sneakers by extending the nostalgia by nodding to the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death” first released in 2006 and the CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 SP “Kiss of Death” Hyperfuse edition in 2013. The new additions take inspiration from two archival colorways from CLOT, resulting in a dynamic fusion with sacai’s signature aesthetic that pushes the boundaries of sneaker design.
The brand new "Grey" colorway serves as an ode to one of CLOT's classics, features a medley of grey tones along with touches of green on the inner tongue and the CLOT x sacai x Nike logo on the back, whilst the new sculpted LDWaffle midsole features white speckles just like its predecessor. The CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "Grey" heat-pressed construction draws inspiration from the Hyperfuse edition, showcasing a similar mesh toecap, minimal stitching and panelling for a streamlined aesthetic. The original CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 SP “Kiss of Death” design utilised Nike's Hyperfuse technology to deliver a single moulded upper for added stability, breathability and durability. Despite the Air Max iteration's influences from Chinese reflexology, CLOT's East-meet-West spirit is now celebrated in previously unimagined ways with its triple-threat collaboration with Nike and sacai.
The international raffle is available through JUICE App. from October 4 (12 PM, HKT) to October 5 (12 PM, HKT) - don't miss your chance to take home the hybrid sneaker of the season by CLOT, sacai and Nike!