Nike M2K Tekno

Whether Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Jaden Smith or Kendall Jenner, even the celebs don’t want to miss the »chunky« sneaker anymore.

This year, the »dad shoe« or »chunky sneaker« craze is in full swing, and Nike’s getting in on the action with a bulky new silhouette: the M2K Tekno. The shoe draws inspiration from one of Nike Sportswear’s best-selling sneakers of all time, the Air Monarch from 2002.

The M2K Tekno pays homage to Monarch history by mixing elements of its DNA and giving its »rightfully chunky« stance a modern edge, including being fitted on a narrower last to give the shape fresh dimension, new Swoosh executions and a thicker-than-average tongue.

»There is no question that Monarch defines the look of the early 2000s, and after 16 years it has emerged as one the most iconic lines of that era,« says designer Jin Hong. »The goal in designing the M2K Techno was to maintain the Monarch's authentically bold stance while creating fresh features, thus revising what the Monarch could be for 2018.«