Size and fit

The Nike Daybreak SP is released in men’s sizing. Since it is built with a unisex construction, women can still cop a pair by ordering 1.5 sizes less to get their exact fit. The shoe’s low-cut silhouette allows better ankle mobility than those with mid- or high-top ones. 

The lacing system on the upper offers an adjustable fit and a secure lockdown. It has a lightweight foam midsole that provides cushioning and all-day comfort.

Nike Daybreak SP Style

The low-top Nike Daybreak SP has a vintage style that is inspired by the Tailwind’s silhouette of 1979. This running-inspired sneaker has a nylon upper is adorned with suede and leather overlays along the vamp, eyestay, heel, and ankle areas. 

With a sleek construction, the shoe is available in several color variations that display an authentic vintage style. Some of the colorways are cool grey/ wolf grey/ hyper grape, lavender mist/ lilac mist/ black, and black/ dark grey/ metallic silver. 

This sneaker for women and men can perfectly match denim jeans, joggers, track pants, shorts, khaki pants, or jumpsuits, among other casual and everyday clothing. Ladies can freely wear this kick with their miniskirts or sundresses, giving a sporty look with a feminine touch.

Notable Features

The Nike Daybreak SP boasts a waffle-iron made outsole that provides a glue-like grip on a variety of running surfaces. This waffle outsole is an early revolutionary piece of tech by Nike that also promotes an added style to the shoe’s overall design.  

Nike Daybreak SP History

The Nike Daybreak SP in three colorways was officially launched in August 2019. The shoe is inspired by Nike’s Tailwind 1979, which made its debut in 1978 for the Honolulu Marathon. 

It carries a straightforward yet sophisticated silhouette that can easily catch one’s eye. It also features lovely and vintage colorways that can easily be paired with several outfits, creating and maintaining a fashion-forward statement. 

Just like the OG, the latest Daybreak has a cushioning EVA midsole that provides shock absorption. It has a cup innersole that distributes pressure evenly across the foot, delivering a supportive comfort. 

                 The Waffle Outsole

According to a tale, Bill Bowerman was having a breakfast plate of waffles when his eureka moment came. Back in the 70s, Bill’s quest for an outsole with a reliable and superior grip on different surfaces led to the invention of the revolutionary waffle outsole.

Nice to know

  • The Nike Swoosh branding is stitched on the side of the upper.
  • A logo patch is evident on the tongue of the Nike Daybreak SP.
  • It has a synthetic lining.
  • It has a hard-wearing rubber outsole with a waffle tread pattern that provides reliable traction.
  • The shoe box displays the men’sizing and its corresponding women’s sizing.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Daybreak
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Waffle
Closure: Laces
Material: Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon, Mesh, Suede / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.