NIKE AIR MONARCH IV (MEN) WITH 2 DIFFERENT STYLES
We offer the NIKE AIR MONARCH IV (MEN) in 2 different styles. The White Metallic Silver and the Black Black.
Firstly, it delivers lightweight cushioning and durable support. Secondly, it provides a Phylon mid-sole and a leather upper.
In addition, Flex grooves provide natural flexibility with every step.
Nike Air Monarch History
By now, most people are quite familiar with the peculiar case of the Nike Air Monarch IV: the affordable cross trainer that has caused plenty of division in the sneaker universe. Never before has such a basic shoe become so polarizing.
If Father’s Day were a shoe, it would be the Nike Air Monarch. The wide, comfortable cross-trainer that has remained a mainstay in the Nike line for almost two decades and four editions has also carved out its fashionable niche in the “dad-shoe” demographic.
Within the last five years, the shoe’s devotees have been primarily fathers. But the Nike Air Monarch has evolved (if ever subtly), and its inspirations have cut across different ideas, places and figures.
The idea for the original Nike Air Monarch began during a pivotal point in Nike Men’s Training history. The turf training surge in the ’90s had slowed down, and Nike faced competition from brands that had a grasp on the no-frills older male consumer. It wasn’t Nike’s top-performing market, but it was a valuably stable market, and early leaders on the Monarch knew that the brand needed an impressionable shoe to spur growth in the training sector again.
To show this strategy at work, the team found inspiration from – of all places – fast food.
The shoe’s third and fourth iterations advanced a fresher look. Full-length Nike Air and more herringbone traction to the outsole, for example, were added into the Nike Air Monarch III. Later, the Nike Air Monarch IV added perforations, among other plays on angles, to conjure speed.
- Color Shown: White/Metallic Silver (102)
- Color Shown: Black/Black (001)
- Style: 415445-102
- Style: 415445-001