Nike Gyakusou returns for another cold weather season under the direction of Jun Takahashi. As per usual there’s enough here to build full running outfits, from the sneakers to layering pieces and outerwear. This time out, Jun kits out the Nike Free 2.0. Among the other highlight items are the long-sleeved Sweatmap shirt and the Aeroloft vest, stuffed with 800-fill down. Also worth noting are a pair of running gloves.
Nike returns with another Gyakusou collection slated to arrive October 23. The clothing here continues the trend towards functionality and away from the more stylized looks of past seasons. There’s no prints this time around, just clean muted colors, articulated joints and selective screen-printed branding. Jun Takahashi set out to create single-layer garments he could run and the emphasis on utility shows in the designs.
Among the more innovative pieces are the Utility Long Tights which seamless blend running shorts with tights. Engineered Sleeve Composite Jacket, which should keep wearers dry and warm in most environments. I get the impression that Undercover fans who have intend to wear the gear more casually will be disappointed but hardcore runners should once again find plenty to love this time around. Get the collection online or at Nike LAB stores worldwide.