To be honest, we didn't really know what to think of the Air Monarch when we first saw it. Thanks to its lumpy protrusions, it's kind of uncomfortable to look at. But after we found out the bulges came about from stitching a size 18 upper to a size 9 sole, our perception started to shift. It doesn't necessarily have to look 'good' in the traditional way, or be for everyday wear, to spark joy in our sneaker-loving hearts.
If you're thinking about taking the plunge — either to rock or to stock — here's our list of stockists for the weird-but-wonderful release.
The Soft Pink version is available now. Get in quick.
Nike SNKRS US
NDC are dropping all three colourways at 10am on January 12.
Dropping in-store only, from 10am January 12.
Coming soon. Keep glued to the 'gram.
All three colourways will release via in-store raffle (London only). Info coming soon.
Enter the online raffles for all three colouways now until January 12, 11am GMT
We'll update the list if more info emerges; keep an eye out.