The Nike Air Monarch gets its newest rendition 16 years later. The classic and ultimate dad-shoe shows its influence on modern culture.

The Nike M2K Tekno takes cues from its predecessor the Nike Air Monarch and gives its take on the “chunky shoe” “dad shoe” culture. Featuring a narrower fit and an updated shape, the iconic chunky midsole and an Hyper Crimson highlight toward the heel.

“There is no question that Monarch defines the look of the early 2000s, and after 16 years it has emerged as one the most iconic lines of that era,” says designer Jin Hong, who was also part of The 1 Reimagined team. “The goal in designing the M2K Techno was to maintain the Monarch’s authentically bold stance while creating fresh features, thus revising what the Monarch could be for 2018.”

With the debut during John Elliott’s New York runway show, the Nike M2K Tekno’s backstory was initially made to be the perfect women’s shoe but after seeing the feedback from socials and the internet, Men have expressed their interest in the silhouette. “We designed the shoe for women, so it’s really refreshing to see men taking a keen interest,” notes Hong.

Nike M2K Tekno Release Date

The M2K Tekno is set to first release on May 5th in women’s sizing followed by a July 1st in all sizing at select retailers and Nike.com with the retail price tag of $100 USD.

Nike M2K Tekno
Color: Phantom/Oil Grey-Matte Silver-Hyper Crimson
Style Code: AO3108-001
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Price: $100
Nike M2K Tekno
Color: Black/Black-Phantom-Volt​
Style Code: AO3108-002
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Price: $100