Nike x GYAKUSOU, a collection by Jun Takahashi, founder of UNDERCOVER is now available in Australia.
Inspired by the bold rebel spirit of the 70’s, the collection brings the running values of the GYAKUSOU International Running Association (GIRA) into a physical incarnation.
The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is at the centre of the collection, a crossover trainer that offers easy transition from the trail to the road. The duality of the Peg Trail is captured by the two colour schemes, one a classic red, white and blue expression and the other in Takahashi’s now familiar mix of earthy tones.
Additionally, Takahashi has featured a rose on each shoe, the flower’s beautiful petals and sharp thorns emblematic of the designer’s Balance/Chaos ethos.
Fast Facts on the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail:
1. The shapes and placements of the upper components have been informed by heat-mapping research.
2. The shoe has overlays placed in areas where trail runners need support and reinforcement, and also leaves as open as possible areas of the foot that show a higher temperature.
3. The lacing system, made with a strong, lightweight cable, is asymmetric to be more inline with the actual anatomy of the foot’s toe bones.
4. The upper’s mesh is treated with a water-repellent coating, and is made from material that allows a quick-dry and water drainage.
The full Nike x GYAKUSOU Collection is now available at Supply and the Nike x GYAKUSOU Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 trail is available at Sneakerboy for $230.