The Nike Daybreak Undercover brought a unique touch to the Nike Daybreak silhouette. The first thing that jumps out is the cage on the back of the shoe. For many people the cage can be a negative, however, I believe that the cage is a great addition. It adds a level of distinctiveness to the sneaker. The upper is made of nylon and suede. The nylon is really nice because it prevents creasing.


The one issue with the suede is that even when walking casually, grass or other things can get caught in it. The sole and the cage have little white marks scattered across, which looks really good on the sneaker. The Undercover logo can be found on the side of the shoe, the tongue, as well as on the heel tab. The laces are also very high quality. The Nike swoosh on the side is only half exposed, which looked weird to me at first. However, after a while, it grew on me and now I believe it looks good. 

Designer Jun Takahashi is known for putting his touch on running shoes. In order to have a good running shoe, you need to have support and comfort. This shoe definitely meets these standards. These shoes are easy to walk around in. Thanks to the nylon upper, your foot never feels strangled when wearing these for a long time. The cage in the back does not get in the way or bother your heel either. 

While this is a really good shoe, I would not pay $160 for it. There are better shoes on the market that will do the job these do. I also am not the biggest fan of the silhouette. I do think that it is a cool shoe but if I could go back, I would spend the money on a different pair. With that being said, I would still get them if you like them. Just make sure not to overpay. Right now (as of 7/20/21) the resell prices can be a little high for certain sizes, so it may be smart to hold off on purchasing if your size is on the higher side of the price range. 


Design: 3.5/5

Comfort: 5/5

Retail: $160

The price range on StockX (all sizes): $117-313

The price range on Goat (all sizes): $115-462


By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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