As the mind behind Undercover, Jun Takahashi has, to put it mildly, a wealth of experience translating subcultural spirit into ultra modern, cutting edge aesthetics. Instead of biker jackets and spikes, Takahashi’s latest transmutation takes on the rebel spirit of running, with a new collection from his Gyakusou imprint for Nike.
In those early days of running as recreation, the practice was definitely considered an oddball hobby by people who had never really come across the concept of running for its own sake before. Subsequently, the practitioners developed a kind of fraternal/communal spirit.
The highly technical, functional (performance fabrics, articulated storage, modular designs) apparel that has come to characterize the Gyakusou collections bears a running club style livery, GIRA, or Gyakusou International Running Association, as a homage to the sense of community fostered by the 1970s mavericks. The collection’s footwear component features one silhouette, the Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail. With features like water repellent, quick dry mesh, asymmetrical lacing system designed to align with the toe bones and support overlays, the Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail represents a departure from past, urban focused Gyakusou designs, represented by a rose motif that appears throughout the collection.
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Model measurements are 6'1, 150 lbs. Model is wearing a size M.