Neymar Jr Previews Nike Shox R4 Collaboration

Quick Take:

Famed Paris St. Germain star, Neymar Jr., took to Instagram to promote an upcoming collaborative project with Nike, recently. The Brazilian soccer player teased two Nike Shox R4 colorways, which you can learn more about, below.



Design:

The two models in questions come in a black and white colorway. The black Nike Shox R4 features an overlying neon green-to-red gradient with “Neymar” emblazoned on a silver 3M tongue. The white model features popping red Shox cushioning technology, and repeated Swoosh branding down the lateral siding.

Analysis:

Most people remember the infamous Nike Shox. Originally worn on the basketball court by Vince Carter, the shoes made their way to the training floor and eventually onto the feet of casual wearers. From there, the rest is history.

Now, as a resurgence of chunky, technical styles from the 90s and early 2000s has occurred, the Swoosh has decided to bring back various Nike Shox models. Nike Shox specifically had major popularity in Brazil, so tapping the country’s favorite son to relaunch the style is a perfect first step towards a comeback.

Release dATE:

At this time, It’s unclear if or when Neymar’s Nike Shox R4 will release. However, given Jr.’s fame and that of the Shox R4 — which is wildly popular in Brazil — it’s very likely that a big rollout will soon follow. Stay tuned for more. Nike’s Shox R4, one of the most celebrated sneakers of the year 2000, is back at a time when it couldn’t be better received. With OG colorways and others than ode to Nike Shox legend, Vince Carter, the shoe is now the subject of a huge collaboration with Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar Jr.

The Brazilian soccer stud and Nike athlete was seen in one of the two pairs that he debuted on his Instagram dressed in a neon to red gradient fade with a 3M tongue. That tongue also highlights Neymar’s name and logo at its center. Its counterpart is a more simplistic style in Sail/Red with Swoosh branding aligned down the lateral siding.

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