The Nike Air Monarch looks set to be making a return this year.


Believe it or not, Nike’s dad sneaker was the retailer’s best selling model in 2013 – selling more pairs than the Air Force 1.

With the ’90’s resurgence in full effect, the chunky shoe trend is definitely at its pinnacle – enter the Nike Air Monarch.

The grandfather of the dad shoe was unveiled alongside menswear designer John Elliot’s collection at New York Fashion Week earlier this week, boasting a vibrant leather upper.


Colour-block detailing adorns the sidewall and toe box, while a chunky white midsole sits underfoot.

At present, there’s no John Elliot x Nike Air Monarch official release date, but you can pick up other versions of the sneak for under £50 here.

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