Monarch Air Jordan
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by Brendan Dunne

The Nike Air Monarch has earned an ironic cult following in recent years thanks in part to Team Monarch, which is dedicated to highlighting the top-selling dad shoe design.

What might actually give the shoe some crossover appeal are colorways like this one, which references the Air Jordan 3 "Black/Cement." What makes the elephant print equipped design all the more interesting is that it's apparently not a custom, although that claim just might be even more trolling on behalf of Team Monarch.

For what it's worth, Team Monarch founder Ian Williams did used to work as a footwear designer for Nike, so it's totally conceivable that he had some connects on campus whip these up. Even if that's the case though, these appear to be a one of one. Sorry Monarch 4 fans.

Images via Dead Stock Coffee