Undercover’s Jun Takahashi is not only a formidable designer – he’s also a serious running enthusiast. Combining Nike Lab’s innovative technical knowledge with the Japanese designer’s athletic expertise and penchant for understated design, Nike’s Gyakusou collection redefines the classic running uniform for contemporary wear.
Gyakusou presents a uniquely modern take on athletic staples including shorts, tights and vests, including most notably, the ‘Utility Running Tights’ which merge shorts and tights into a single garments. Takahashi’s signature blend of urban and rural aesthetics is evident in the muted palette of the range; a subtle blend of greys, blues and browns.
Meticulously tested in and around Tokyo’s parks by the designer and his GIRA running crew, the collection places the considerations of the everyday athlete at its core.