Debuting at the beginning of the year as one of Hiroshi Fujiwara's limited Fragment products, the Nike Roshe Daybreak combines futuristic technology alongside recognisable design elements from Nike's 'Blue Ribbon Sports' era. On three of the iterations, tonal suede and mesh materials cover the upper, reminiscent of the classic materials found on the 70's and 80's era of Nike running shoes. The fourth purple make-up comprises of suede and nylon, much like the original combination found on the 1979 Daybreak. VIntage BRS branding can be found printed inside on the insoles and the original Nike script logo tabs are detailed on the tongue, again another nod to the Blue Ribbon era.
The midsole tooling flips the vintage styling of the upper on it's head with the addition of lightweight Roshe NM construction. A Phylon moulded midsole running the length of the shoe is broken up in the forefoot by Natural Motion grooves, a development of the Nike Free concept created to add more flexibility and movement within the shoe to enhance comfort that little bit more.
The Nike Roshe Daybreak will be available online and in selected size? stores on Saturday 23rd April, priced at £90.