February 20, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 3
It might be a tough name for English-speaking sneakerheads to wrap their heads around, but Jun Takahashi’s UNDERCOVER label is back with another ‘Gyakusou International Running Association’ collabo complete with a load of new gear and a few of the most progressively paletted colorways we’ve seen on a cutting edge performance runner. The UNDERCOVER x Nike Zoom Elite+ 5 brings three mens and a WMNS colorway to the table, with two of the new Lunarspeed Lites rounding out this latest GIRA-themed pack. The former looks a bit like a Free Run+ 2 with a cushion swap that reflects the Japanese market’s enduring love for Zoom-cushioned runners, while the latter perhaps most strongly resembles the LunarSpider+ series that Takahashi’s loved so well to this point. This spring collection brings a bunch of excitement with new silhouettes, enevelope-pushing colorways and the first Gyakusou drops for ladies, so have a closer look after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for updates including release info.