Most collaborations are straightforward. One brand works with another brand, store or individual on a limited design that ideally fuses aspects from both to create something greater than the sum of its parts. With designer Jun Takahashi and Nike, however, the relationship is not that simple. With the upcoming Undercover x Nike Daybreak, that relationship just became that much more complicated. Before the latest sneaker from the Tokyo punk mastermind drops, we’re here to break down Takahashi’s relationship with the Swoosh, and why this next release is making so much noise.

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