Looking for the Ultimate "Dad Shoe"? Want to find a good belated Father's Day present or planning ahead for the holiday season? Look no further than the “Phantom” colorway of Nike’s M2K Tekno. It is set to release in a men’s version after originally dropping in women’s sizes May 5, 2018.
While it appears the release was to be July 1 and "sneaker geeks" were eagerly anticipating their arrival in stores, things were pushed back but the shoes should still drop sometime in July 2018.
The shoe was an extremely popular women's brand shoe and as a result will be available in men's sizes and is being described as a modernized take on the legendary Nike Monarch.
According to sneakernews.com:
"It features an upper with off-white overlays and very light olive underlays, plus retro tooling borrowed directly from the aforementioned Monarch. Tonal branding is abundant on the shoe’s upper, with a vertical logo hit on the tongue, as well as three swooshes—one large and two small—appearing on the lateral side of the midfoot and the bottom of the throat. A bright orange plastic heel piece adds a bright pop of color to the otherwise toned-down sneaker, and the look is completed with a classic Monarch midsole and two-tone black/grey outsole."
It's true, this shoe oozes nostalgia, looking like it's straight out of 1993 with its mix of soft green. Sneakerheads will love the retro look, and even if you're not a collector, it's loud enough to get your attention.
Nike.com has assured sneaker shoppers that the product will be available in July and to watch the website or other sneaker-specific sites to know where and how you can get your pair right away.
The timing by Nike couldn't be better. The shoe will be ready to roll for those looking for a new summer show and they are releasing the style after the Air Monarch II was a huge hit. Summer shoes released by Nike tend to be among their best selling and most popular and the Nike M2K Tekno “Phantom” should follow suit.