While slides have been a major part of everyone’s wardrobe for decades, 2022 thrust foam-based slip-on silhouettes to the forefront of fashion. Just about every brand under the sun was trying to recreate the hype surrounding the Yeezy Slide, Foam RNNR, and Salehe Bembury x Crocs Pollex Clog and Nike had several approaches, one of which took former Ye associate, Creative Director of Givenchy, and founder of 1017 Alyx 9SM Matthew M Williams’ futuristic design language to another level - the Matthew M Williams x Nike MMW 5. A handful of colorways hit the scene in 2022, though we can expect more as a “Light Grey” version is slated for release come 2023.
The foam-based slip-on comes designed in true MMW fashion as its function is unparalleled when compared to other slides on the market while also staying free of any comparisons to its competitors. For this “Light Grey” rendition, a monochromatic grey takes over the entire foam upper which features various perforations to allow for maximum breathability. On the footbed sits “drainage holes” that allow your feet to stay both cool and dry. Below all of this is a dual-foam outsole that features a stability plate tucked between and the sneaker is finished off by the foam outsole.
The Matthew M Williams x Nike MMW 5 Light Grey is set to launch in 2023 through Nike, alyxstudios.com, and select retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $190. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Matthew M Williams x Nike MMW 5 “Light Grey”
Images via Nike