Loaded with “elite impact cushioning”, the Nike Shox R4 is about as state-of-the-art as it is iconic. This might look like a contemporary runner but long time sneakerheads will be more than familiar with the design. In fact, the Shox cushioning system is easily one of the most recognisable – even compared with the many Air Max trainers.
First debuted in 2000, it wasn’t long before influential figures in the street-wear scene took notice. This was a shoe that clearly belonged at the forefront of street style. Almost two decades later and Nike celebrates that legacy by unveiling a host of 2019 colourways. One such pack is the Nike Shox R4 ‘Triple Black’ and ‘White Metallic Silver’.
As mentioned in that unboxing, both styles are hitting Footasylum later this week. Thanks to those monochromatic uppers, all emphasis resides with that unique tooling underfoot.
The four pillars are engineered with maximum comfort in mind. Coupled with the synthetic mesh inner tongue, these are a versatile year-round sneaker.