Nike is taking its popular women's-only Air Max Thea and turning it into a mid. The resulting shoe gets away from the runner DNA embedded in the Thea's design and comes up with something that has it looking more like a Chelsea boot.

There's an elastic piece around the collar and a pull-tab on back, both elements usually found on the popular menswear style.

First up for the Air Max Thea Mid are the tonal maroon and brown colorways pictured.

German shop 43 Einhalb has these Air Max sneakers listed only as "coming soon" for now and provides no further details on their retail arrival.

Nike Air Max Thea Mid 859550-200 Sole


Nike Air Max Thea Mid 859550-600 Profile


Nike Air Max Thea Mid 859550-600 Sole