While it’s possible that high fashion brands like Balenciaga et al. are trolling sneaker culture with their absurd designs, they’re doing it in a manner low-key enough to make us wonder. Concepts, however, have followed their gag with a bad-um-tss! to drive their punchline home.
The store has teamed up with Nike to collaborate on the granddaddy of dad shoes — the Air Monarch. They’ve given the lumpy sneaker a black, white and gum combo suited to stunting on the tee ball diamond, and pops of 3M positioned in all the right places.
Like most images found on IG, these don’t come with a release date. Let’s hope we don’t have to wait until June 17 to cop.