Running is like “meditation with adrenaline” according to Tokyo designer, Jun Takahashi. Takahashi, in collaboration with Nike, has produced a line of sportswear to help you fight the elements on your chilly runs this fall. Nike decided to work with Takahashi’s Tokyo brand, Undercover, to bring about a sleek and urban look to the Nike x Undercover Gyakusou line. All of the pieces bring about a mixture of Nike’s cutting edge technology with Undercover’s sartorial style, take for example the convertible jackets that let you detach the sleeves. With Nike’s Dri-Fit technology and unique touches, like having the jacket zip to the chin to keep your neck warm, this gear is sure to strike envy among members of your running group. Along with the detachable sleeves, the garments use strategically placed drawstrings, thumb holes and concealed zip pockets to make sure you're protected against the elements. When creating the designs for the line, Takahashi made sure that the clothes would work with the runner's stride and body movement while maintaining a zen and peaceful look to every piece.
1. Nike x Undercover Gyakushu Men's Running Shirt
2. Nike x Undercover Gyakushu Mesh Lined Men's Running Pants
3 & 4. Nike x Undercover Gyakushu Convertible Men's Running Jacket