The Nike Daybreak model, instantly recognizable as a casual streetwear style, has a long and illustrious history. The style was first introduced in 1979 and gained popularity after a personalized pair was created for American runner Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Joan Benoits’ unique Daybreaks, which had nylon uppers, an outsole with special flexible patterns, and a plastic heel clip to control traction, helped the American runner win gold in the first women’s Olympic marathon on August 5th, 1984.

Below we’ll check out some of the best Nike Daybreak sneakers that made a comeback after 30 years in 2019.

1. Nike Daybreak ‘Crimson Tint Sapphire’

  • Retail Price: $90
  • Estimated Resell: $75
  • Release Date: February, 2021
  • Colorway: Crimson Tint/Sapphire
  • Style Code: DD8506-851
Nike Daybreak Crimson Tint Sapphire via Goat
Nike Daybreak Crimson Tint Sapphire via Goat

Nike Daybreak Crimson Tint Sapphire via Goat

Thanks to its inside-out design of contrast stitching and die-cut overlays, the Nike Daybreak Type has become a deconstructed, modern take on the historical Daybreak silhouette. A new women’s-only “Crimson Tint” pair debuts as a mixture of hues and materials as unique as the design itself.

2. Nike Daybreak ‘Indigo’

  • Retail Price: $90
  • Estimated Resell: $60
  • Release Date: Sunday, June 15th, 2021
  • Colorway: White/Black/Obsidian
  • Style Code: DJ1299-101
Nike Daybreak Indigo via Stock
Nike Daybreak Indigo via StockX

The above color scheme has been seen on previous models of the Air Force 1 and Blazer Mid, but its debut on the classic running sneaker is fascinating nonetheless. 

The “colorless” makeup of the mixed-materials upper is accented with eye-catching profile swooshes. Plant images embroidered on the lateral heel that provide character to the shoe, A cork waffle-patterned outsole giving the sneaker a unique look.

3. Nike Daybreak ‘Midnight Navy’

  • Retail Price: $90
  • Release Date: 2022
  • Colorway: Midnight Navy/Blue Void-Coconut Milk-White
  • Style Code: DD4801-410
Nike Daybreak 'Midnight Navy' via kicksfinder
Nike Daybreak ‘Midnight Navy’ via kicksfinder

The color palette for this bad boy is Midnight Navy, Blue Void, and White. A Navy Blue nylon upper with suede overlays and White leather Swooshes and heels is featured on this Nike Daybreak.

The design is completed with white tongues, laces, and midsoles, as well as a Red “NIKE” heel logo over a Gum waffle rubber outsole.

4. Nike Daybreak ‘Coffee’

  • Retail Price: $110
  • Estimated Resell: $130
  • Release Date: January 2021
  • Colorway: Wheat/Mahogany/Grain/Wheat
  • Style Code: DD5273-790
Nike Daybreak 'Coffee' via solesense
Nike Daybreak ‘Coffee’ via solesense

This sneaker is inspired by the coffee culture, The vibrant hues capture the interest of Day Break enthusiasts who also like coffee.

Pale Ivory, Beach, and Wheat make up the color scheme. For firmness and flexibility, the top is constructed of a smooth woven fabric with suede nodes. The tongue and collar of these shoes are softly cushioned to make them comfy to wear all day.

5. Nike Daybreak Type

  • Retail Price: $90
  • Estimated Resell: $80
  • Release Date: Friday, Feburary 2nd, 2021
  • Colorway: Photon Dust/Phonton Dust-Team Orange
  • Style Code: CW6915-001
Nike Daybreak 'Type' via solesense
Nike Daybreak ‘Type’ via solesense

Nike kicked out the new year with a series of environmentally conscious products that made use of the company’s unique recycled woolen textiles and Regrind rubber.

The shoe is colored with grey Photon Dust. The eye stays and a forefoot overlay is painted in Team Orange, delivering unexpected splashes of color. Green accents, such as on the tongue label and other overlays, offer even more liveliness to the otherwise neutral uppers.

The speckled Regrind substance is found in a variety of places, including the sides and the sole.

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When was Nike Daybreak released?

The Nike Daybreak was first released in 1979 for American runner Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Is Nike Daybreak a running shoe?

Yes, Nike Daybreak is still a running shoe but thanks to multi designs and color silhouettes they are perfect for daily use as well.

Is Nike Daybreak waterproof?

The suede and mesh are used in the construction, and strong waterproof material will keep you dry in all conditions.

Who designed the Nike Daybreak?

When Nike Daybreak was reintroduced after 30 years Jun Takahashi was assigned the task of designing.

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Sarim A

Thanks to sports, Sarim's love for sneakers began and has grown ever since. He's been part of the sneaker culture for many years, seeing it evolve and grow more serious over time. A particular favorite pair of sneakers for him is the Air Jordan 3 'White Cement'


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