Nike continues its partnership with British-Jamaican designer Martine Rose and her eponymous brand after launching their first sneakers in 2019. For upcoming sneakers, the designer continues her tradition of distinguishing shoe designs with an edgy silhouette.
Originally unveiled at the Summer-Spring 2023 show in London on June 14, 2022, the shoes can now be seen in official images. A release date for the shoes has yet to be revealed, but they can be expected to arrive next year with the Summer 2023 collection for a retail price of $200 on official e-commerce sites. from Nike, SNKRS and Martine Rose.
Learn more about the next Martine Rose x Nike Shox MR4 color black
Martine Rose is not one to simply change colors or adjust materials to create something new. The British-Jamaican designer has a knack for pushing boundaries and blurring the lines of traditional shoes with her unique design language.
After the iconic Monarch IV silhouette, released by the duo in 2019, the London-based designer is now reimagining a silhouette that debuted in 2000, dubbed the Nike Shox MR4.
For the silhouette to come, Martine Rose distorts the look of the sports shoe par excellence. The designer molds the toes, elevates the plunger, and turns the upper into a mule, meaning the silhouette is like new.
Unveiled as part of Martin Rose’s Summer Spring 2023 collection at Vauxhall, London, the Black colourway is quite stunning. Dressed in Black/Metallic Silver/Comet Red, the shoe has been given reflective accents for added style. The models walked down the catwalk wearing the Nike Shox R4, the shoes that introduced Nike Shox technology.
While the original purpose of the shoes was for running, this high fashion makeover from Rose took them to a high level of sophistication. The traditional round toe has been replaced by a pointed square toe, completely changing the build of the model. The sidewalls of the shoes have been made small to create a sleeker, sleeker aesthetic.
The mule shape has been paired with a Shox platform heel. In terms of brand specifications, the tongue badges are named after the eponymous label. A similar branding with “Martine Rose” lettering is also seen on the insoles of the right pair of the shoe. The left pair, however, features “Nike Shox” lettering. The mini swoosh has a metallic silver outline.
Reflective details have been added to the toes and laces for added style. The Shox pistons have been coated in Comet Red.
An all-white pair is also set to be released alongside the black colorway. We don’t have any official images of the same yet, but the build details of both colorways should mirror each other.
The Martine Rose x Nike Shox MR4 black and white colorways are set to release during the SS23 season on the official Nike e-commerce site, SNKRS, Martine Rose for a public price of $200. Some retailers will also carry the model.