Who should buy the Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV

This dad Nike x Martine sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with padded collar and cushioned midsole for extreme comfort
  • You are after a sneaker with ventilation holes for unmatched breathability

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Style of the Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV

Nike x Martine Rose collection of head-turning dad sneakers consists of synthetic leather (i.e., the OG White/ Midnight Navy/ Black/ Metallic Silver colorway) and patent leather (Medium Soft Pink/ Black and Black/Medium Soft  Pink) options. This statement kick puts an attention-grabbing spin to your workout or gym clothes.

Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV Midsole

Notable Features

The excessive curves and bulges on the Martine Rose x Nike Air Monarch is the noticeable feature that makes this low-top sneaker extraordinarily different from the Air Monarch training shoe variations. It borrows the heel-to-toe Air cushioning unit found in the Air Monarch 3 offering impact absorption and comfort.

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History of the Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV

Nike and London-based menswear designer Martine Rose broke the mold and dropped a one-of-a-kind dad sneaker, a reinterpreted version of the Nike Air Monarch, a cross-training shoe from the 1990s. The collaborative work covered in leather has exaggerated bulges on the upper, giving the illusion of a distorted look.

Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV Outsole

Aside from style, what made this shoe even crazier as told by Air Monarch’s loyalists is its initial retail cost of $250 as compared to the other Air Monarchs which are $50 to $60. Subsequently, other versions popped out such as the Air Monarch III and Air Monarch IV.

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Martine Rose, known for her unique and oversized fashion designs, went extreme when she conceptualized the deformed-looking Air Monarch IV, her first collaboration with the Oregon-based brand.

Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV Side

The eye-grabbing, bulbous protrusions on the vamp, midfoot, and heel are made of PU inserts. 

Nike x Martine Rose Air Monarch IV Collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Training
Collaboration: Martine Rose
Colorways: Pink / Black / White
SKUs: AT3147001 / AT3147100 / AT3147600

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.