UNDERCOVER DROPS

These are the drops people line up for, enter raffles to purchase, and call in just about every favor they can conjure. While we’ve long been a source for luxury men’s sneakers—Balenciaga, Gucci, Common Projects…—we’ve only recently launched our limited-edition Nike drops. First up was last month’s hyper-imaginative Mars Yards Overshoe by the space-obsessed artist Tom Sachs.

Now, the focus turns from outer space to equally imaginative world of Jun Takahashi’s Undercover. The award-winning designer is a champion of the Japanese design school, which includes Junya Wantanabe, Nigo of BAPE, and Rei Kawakubo (Takahashi’s mentor).

The Nike x Undercover Daybreak was first teased on the SS19 runway at Paris Fashion Week. Arriving in two colorways, it plays off a nostalgic ’80s trainer silhouette. True to Japanese form, the proportion and texture are manipulated via a subtle angular extension at the heel and mixed suede and nylon fabric.

The release is super limited; email us at drops@fortyfiveten.com to sign up for a chance to purchase your pair when they arrive on Friday, June 7.

Nike x Undercover Daybreak

Nike x Undercover Daybreak

Nike x Undercover Daybreak