In amongst the many drops and special releases over the year, there’s always that one shoe that stands out. Of course the opinions change from person to person but I’m sure we can all stop and appreciate this one. It may be an unpopular opinion but for us this shoe is a contender for shoe of the year. We are very excited and proud to include the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Monarch’ in our weekly raffle list. It’s no secret that we are huge Air Max 1 fans here at Lucked Out Laces. For that reason, we were absolutely buzzing to here there was a Patta collaboration on it’s way. The pedigree that the Patta brand has in creating sensational Air Max 1’s is undeniably legendary. From the ‘Cherrywood’, ‘Chlorophyll’, ‘Denims’ and even the ‘Homegrown’ Air Max 90’s.
The first thing that instantly attracted us to the Patta x Nike Air Max 1 ‘Monarch’ was the shape. It’s shape is reminiscent of the old school look. From the top of the tongue to the end of the toe box has this perfectly balanced gradual lower profile. That being said, the aesthetics of this design have also been fine tuned. The grey mesh upper with the subtle grey overlays allow for the bold wavy mudguard to really pop. Lot’s of people weren’t too sure about reinventing the classic Air Max 1 mudguard, but it seems to have won the majority of the community over upon release.