Introduced in 2000 and popularized by the high-flying Vince Carter in the Olympic Games that same year, Nike’s boisterous line of Shox silhouettes is undeniably one of its most popular and arguably its most recognizable. Whether it be the hoops ready Shox BB4 currently making a comeback to help Vinsanity bid farewell to the game he loves or the slightly sleeker R4 returning in its original form for the streets, Shox will always have a special place in the heart of Swoosh fanatics. With the Shox R4 quickly making waves in the lifestyle market nearly two decades ago, its incredible comfort matched with its futuristic and unique aesthetic helped the model carve out a distinguished niche it could call its own.
Last month the R4 hit shelves once again in a Metallic Silver an Comet Red color scheme, furthering the current sneaker industry’s adoration for maximalist silhouettes carrying a look born in a foregone era. In order to truly resonate with the early 2000s, the Shox R4 recently returned in its true OG form, outfitted in a familiar combination of black and silver with quick hits of red taking shape on its iconic cylindrical heel unit. With pairs having arrived at select overseas retailers this past Saturday, it is safe to assume that a larger scale Stateside drop is on the horizon. While you wait, grab a detailed look at this OG Shox R4 color below and stay tuned for more from the nostalgic line.
Updated January 28th, 2019: The Nike Shox R4 in black/silver is releasing in the U.S. on February 1st.
Nike Shox R4
Release Date: February 1st, 2019
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-Max Orange
Style Code: BV1111-008
Photos: Foot Patrol
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