Model: Shox R4
Key Features: Neymar’s Shox collaboration comes in two colorways: a metallic white and silver, and a colorful black, red, and green variant. The second is inspired by the hues of a watermelon and therefore also the markets around Sâo Paulo, Brazil, Neymar’s hometown. Both pairs feature Shox cushioning in the heel and a streamlined upper with reflective detailing on the heel and tongue.
Release Date: May 30
Buy: Nike.com and select retailers TBC
Editor’s Notes: The Neymar x Nike Shox R4 has now been officially unveiled after being teased by the Brazilian football star last month. As previously speculated, the release consists of two colorways of the R4. The first is much more monotone, dressed in silver and white, while the second features a red and green gradient, with black detailing for a much more eye-catching design.
When the style first dropped in 2000 it was a “hate it or love it” type of shoe thanks to the sci-fi aesthetic of Shox. Neymar, only eight years old at the time, loved it. “They were like a shoe of the future,” he says. Nearly two decades on the PSG star now has his own Shox R4 collaboration.
Both colorways are set to drop on May 30 on Nike.com and at select retailers. The release is part of Nike’s larger attempt to push its Shox technology after bringing it back at the beginning of this year.
Check out official imagery above and stay tuned for more release information.
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