Who should buy Nike LD Waffle Sacai

The LD Waffle Sacai from Nike is a perfect match for those who:

  • are into a unique-looking lifestyle sneaker
  • want a chunky-looking shoe that is lightweight
  • need a vibrant shoe that is perfect for the warmer season

Nike LD Waffle Sacai double swoosh

Who should NOT buy Nike LD Waffle Sacai

The Nike Waffle One and the Waffle One Crater are excellent alternatives if you don’t like the protruding midsole and the slightly complicated lacing system of the LD Waffle Sacai. The Waffle One models are also more sturdy.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai outsole

The LD Waffle Sacai has a design that is bound to stand out

Numerous buyers of this anticipated collaboration are stoked about the unique design of this shoe. The rare color blocking on the colorways is wild, state most purchasers. Some testers also appreciate the see-through mesh netting for styling aesthetics.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai upper

The vivid color schemes are already stylish themselves, but the mesh see-through upper and the jetted out midsole elevate one’s outfit even more. 

Be careful of the unique midsole of this Nike sneaker

This special-edition release also has an extra layer of foam between the upper and the midsole. One cannot miss this as the midsole is protruding like a floating piece of a white bar behind the back of the shoe.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai midsole

However, some testers find that one needs to be wary of the protruding white midsole when driving and going down the stairs.

The breathable upper should be handled with care

Many wearers agree that the large piece of mesh fabric that makes up the upper helps to enhance the shoe's breathability. The thin mesh netting allows for conducive airflow to keep feet dry.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai mesh upper

But, most of the testers describe how the thin mesh upper is fragile and cannot withstand robust activities.

This mash-up is not heavy on the feet

A mash-up of two Nike classics, the Nike LDWaffle and Sacai, resulted in the doubled details including the mudguard, lacing, Nike swooshes, lace paneling, heel counter, tongue, and midsole. 

Despite its chunky and unique-looking midsole, a lot of the wearers find this stunner lightweight.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai chunky midsole

Several sneaker fans describe how the well-executed fusion of the Nike Waffle Racer and Nike LDV is tastefully done.

Feels soft and pleasant on the feet

Most buyers recount how the shoe generally feels comfortable.

The one-of-a-kind double tongue provides extra snugness. The textile lining around the collar features padding to provide ankle cushion and support.

Take some time to fix your laces

The double lacing secures one’s feet, but adjusting might take quite some time. The double lacing makes adjusting a little bit harder because of the tightness in the eyelet punchouts.

Nike LD Waffle Sacai laces

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Sacai
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Chitose Abe
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA, Leather / 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.