Nike has announced plans for winter 2018 shoe and apparel collaborations with designers Martine Rose and Ambush’s Yoon Ahn and a sketch of Rose’s shoe silhouette has emerged.
It appears Nike and Rose will launch an Air Monarch shoe in two different colorways: black/medium soft pink and white/midnight blue/black metallic silver. Priced at $250, both shoes will drop sometime in October 2018.
The images were posted by @py_rates whose comments are filled with complaints that the shoe is too high priced. One stated, “$250 these gotta be made out of human skin or something.”
The reason for the price push back is Nike’s Monarch is very widely distributed and one of its lower-priced shoes. Typically a pair is priced at about $55 without any add-on promotions.
That said, it’s tough to make a call about the quality of the shoe off of a sketch and it’s possible the price isn’t accurate.
Check out the mock-ups below.