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Nike's 'French Derby' is Decadent and Depraved

Nike are releasing an Air Max Plus pack for some of the model’s biggest fans — the French.

In France, the TN is known as le requin (‘the shark’) for its attitude and menacing snout. To devotees, it’s as much a cult classic as the New Balance 990 is to the DMV.

This 'French Derby' pack rewards the model's loyal followers with make-ups coloured for the football jerseys of Paris Saint-Germain (navy uppers and a red stripe) and Olympique de Marseille (light blue and white). The teams are renowned for their epic rivalry.

Decadent for their fan indulgence, these les requins are must-haves for ne’er-do-wells. If you fit the bill, you can find pairs stalking shelves of European Foot Locker stores now.

*A previous version of this article incorrectly referenced the inspiration behind the colourways and has since been amended.

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