We didn’t pay much attention to Nike’s ongoing collaboration with Japanese designer Jun Takahashi because, until this season, it was just for men.
But for spring 2012, Nike x Undercover Gyakusou (yep, that’s the apparel line’s super-catchy name) is launching its first collection for women runners.
The goal is to marry Nike’s technical functionality with Takahashi’s traditional craftsmanship and trend-setting style. (Takahashi, if you’ve never heard of him, created the upscale street-inspired label Undercover, which has a cult following in Japan. He’s also a devoted runner.)
And the price tag reflects this ambitious undertaking. The running skirts pictured above will set you back $170.
The convertible skirt has pleating for “total freedom of movement,” and we like the skirt’s slim silhouette despite the pleats. The drawn-from-nature colors are a welcome antidote to this season’s neon overload.
Still, at this price, Nike should probably throw in a personal running coach with purchase.
To check out the line, visit nike.com