I posted in September about the FW12 Nike Gyakusou footwear collection but now I am sharing photos of my personal pairs of Nike Gyakusou Lunarspider LT+2s from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection. After getting the purple pair I knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I had both colorways. The lunarspiders are built on the standard lunar sole but have Nike + and flywire technology built in to them making them a stylish and practical accompaniment to any running kit.
What these sneakers execute so well is the mixture of colors. The contrasting teal sole on the orange pair. The light blue patent hit on the back of the purple colorway. These sneakers pop without ever screaming for attention. My favorite detail on these sneakers is the gradient carbon fiber on the midsole.
I appreciate products that stand at the crossroads of aesthetics and function and that is probably why I cherish these pairs. To me their visual design tells the story of Gyakusou.
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Junya Watanabe had a particularly strong Fall/Winter 2011 collection and this blazer exemplifies why. As Junya regularly does, this blazer adds twists on familiar concepts. Details include shawl collar, front patch pockets, and a tastefully-executed fairisle pattern. If you’re looking to add eye-catching outerwear to your fall wardrobe, you won’t go wrong with any of the outerwear from this collection.
Product photos by Rocky Li