The Martine Rose x Nike Shox MR4 was shown off in London in early June, and a release date has already been set. Even though this sneaker is from Martine Rose’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection, people who want to buy it can do so as early as Fall 2022.
The shoe promotes gender flexibility in fashion and athletics
The Nike Shox MR4 is a mix of dress shoes and running shoes. Martine Rose improves on the famous Nike Shox R4 by making the toe box wider and giving the shoe a sharp, square finish. The classic pump sole is made longer, almost giving the shoe a high-heel look. Martine Rose also cuts off the top of the ankle collar, which gives the sneaker a look similar to a mule. This silhouette pushes the limits of androgyny because it has elements of both traditional menswear and womenswear.
Martine Rose’s idea for the Nike Shox MR4 was to combine old and new ideas, marry them, and then make them work. It is a fun design based on classic styles that is different from what’s usually sold on the high street; however, it’s wearable, comfortable, and a nice break from the usual.