After months of previews and rumors, Sacai and Nike are finally set to release the LDWaffle Daybreak and the Blazer Mid—a couple of the most anticipated collaborations of the year.

The shoes were originally previewed on Sacai’s Spring/Summer 2019 runway during Paris fashion week. In March, multiple European retailers unexpectedly closed their raffles when the release of the sneakers were mysteriously delayed. Since then, the sneakers have only been available via Sacai’s Paris pop-up event and its surprise website launch. Two months later, it appears the sneakers are finally ready to release.

Sacai designer Chitose Abe actualizes her design ethos of balancing stability and betrayal. The result is two interesting mashups: the LDWaffle, which fuses elements of the Nike Waffle Daybreak and the Nike LDV, while the Blazer High is simply two Blazers fused in one. The “betrayal” elements in the LDWaffle are the double Swooshes, a stacked tongue and an elongated midsole, while the Blazer boasts the same features minus the midsole, plus numerous heel tabs. The “stability” comes in the form of familiar retro colorways.

The Sacai x Nike LDWaffle releases May 16, while the Blazer drops on May 30 at a wide variety of retailers. Be sure to check Grailed’s Hype marketplaces after the drops for your chance to cop both pairs.

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