As soon as the Martine Rose x Nike Shox MR4 stepped on the scene, the silhouette made noise. The enigmatic sneaker-meets-mule was met with bewildered criticism, but that won’t stop Martine Rose from keeping the fun going as the shoe is set to return in 2023.
After debuting in “Black/Comet Red” and “White” last year, the silhouette returns in an electric gradient that fades from blue to purple. Dress shoes meet trainers on the Nike Shox MR4. Martine Rose elevates the iconic Nike Shox R4 by widening the toebox and giving it a sharp square finish. The classic pump sole gets extended, almost creating a high-heel silhouette. Martine Rose also chops the upper ankle collar, giving the sneaker a mule-like finish. With nods to both traditional menswear and women’s fashion, this silhouette pushes the limits of androgyny.
The Martine Rose x Nike Shox MR4 releases later this year for Fall/Winter 2023. The retail price is set at $200. Take a first look at the pair below and follow @NiceDrops on Instagram.