There is absolutely no doubt in any sneakerhead's mind that the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "Off Noir" and "Sail" are some of the most anticipated collaborations of the entire year. When they first leaked all the way back in February, we wanted to cop pretty much immediately. Nine months later and Chitose Abe's latest and greatest sneaker is inbound, and to say that we're beyond hyped is a true understatement in itself.
If you want to cop the VaporWaffles as much as we do, then we've got your back. Set to finally drop on November 19th, it's safe to assume that these Nikes will sell out within seconds. With that said, we've compiled a few tips and tricks on how you can maximise your chances of getting a W next month!
Some of the cleanest sneakers to drop this year, the "Off Noir" is painted in a stealthy "Triple Black" while the "Sail" opts crisp "Triple White" palette. Both pairs are crafted from leather and suede all on top of a plush nylon base. As with other sacai x Nike pairs, everything here has been doubled up. From the Swooshes to the tongues to even the laces, you'll find two of everything here for a deconstructed aesthetic that is literally twice as nice.
Of course, you can't talk about these shoes without mentioning the double-stacked Waffle midsole underfoot that's accented by a brown gum rubber outsole. This material is perfect for the autumn and winter months especially for those slippery days.
If you're reading this, the chances are that you desperately need the sacai Nike VaporWaffle "Black Gum" and "White Gum" in your life. If that sounds a bit like you, then the first thing that you need to do is follow us over on Twitter. By following @thesolesupplier, we'll update you on the latest news surrounding the release, while @thesolerestocks will keep you locked in with direct links and potential restock information as well.
No raffles have been announced yet for the "Off Noir" and "Sail", but as soon as they do those Twitter accounts will let you know and they'll be posted right here. We predict that there won't be too many, so to increase your chances you can try and enter with multiple accounts. With that said, it's worth noting that some retailers will take money off you first so make sure you have enough cash in the bank. This is a completely normal procedure and it's been implemented to prevent bots from applying too many times.
If you didn't already know, the Nike x sacai VaporWaffle "Off Noir Gum" and "Sail Gum" will be launching at 8am on November 19th through Nike SNKRS, so don't forget to set your alarms and mark your calendars. While they are expected to drop via a 15 minute draw, this could be subject to change so make sure you hold tight. If you want to increase your chances of getting a W, you can also borrow a friend or family member's phone to try your luck!
If there's one thing that we just can't stress enough, it's how important it is to have all your payment and address info saved and verified. Better yet, let your bank know that it's actually you who's making the transaction just so they don't put it on hold. While it's going to be particularly hard to get them on the phone especially at a crazy time like this, banks have been known to block transactions that they deem suspicious. We've all been there and it's not a good place to be.
If at this stage you still haven't copped, don't worry, as we've got another pretty good tip for you. Load up that IG app right now and follow every single retailer that sold the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "Black" and "White" as they're known to re-raffle unclaimed pairs. This happens with the majority of hyped drops, so there's a huge chance that you'll be able to cop here.
If that doesn't work out, then you've got two more options. You can either go on StockX and get a pair sent straight to your door, or head on over to The Sole Supplier's dedicated Buy & Sell Group on Facebook where you can buy, sell, and even exchange trainers for the pair you want. You probably won't get them for retail here but we've got some pretty good and honest members so don't be surprised if you do.
And that's that! If you follow every single one of these steps, you've got a pretty good chance of copping the sacai x Nike VaporWaffle "Off Noir" and "Sail" on November 19th! Make sure you keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for your best chance to cop, and if you're not sure what size to get, take a look at our handy size guide here!