After a closer look at one colorway emerged recently, Nike has now officially revealed its upcoming Shox R4 collaboration with Neymar Jr. of Paris Saint-Germain. The sneaker is set to release in two colorways, one of which is influenced by the buzzing markets of São Paulo during Neymar Jr.’s childhood in Brazil, while the second takes inspiration from the original colorway of the sneaker that arrived in 2000.
For the first colorway, the Nike Shox R4 has been wrapped in a watermelon-inspired colorway. The sneaker comes in a gradient upper that moves from a bright green toe box to red around the ankle, with contrasting black panelling across the shoe. The red and green color palette is also referenced through Nike Shox branding and Neymar’s name on the tongue.
The second colorway — a nod to the sneaker’s first launch — is more muted, with an off-white upper complete with metallic detailing and reflective touches. This design is then finished with red elements, including the signature Shox unit, Neymar Jr.’s name on the tongue and the footbed.
Both Neymar Jr. x Nike Shox R4 colorways are set to release via the Nike web store and select retailers on May 30.
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