The Men’s Nike M2K Tekno is a fashion-forward sneaker, designed as a modern update to the all-time classic “dad shoe,” the Nike Air Monarch. With the chunky sneaker trend taking over the industry in 2018, Nike responded with this formidable model, intended to be a more youthful alternative to the Monarch itself. The M2K Tekno seems to take the Monarch into the future with designs that are more aggressive with forward-moving lines and modern color palettes. Approved by the high-fashion crowd, the M2K Tekno made its debut in designer John Elliott’s January 2018 runway show, proving that the chunky sneaker trend was accepted by even the biggest names in style. The shoe is constructed with a leather-and-textile upper for a durable and comfortable feel as well as a high-end look. The thick midsole features Nike’s soft Phylon foam for comfort that lasts all day long, while a large TPU heel clip adds to the futuristic look.