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How to Buy NikeLab’s Shark-Inspired Air Max Plus

When you see Nike’s latest Air Max Plus release, the theme song to “Jaws” will immediately get stuck in your head.

The athletic giant has a pair of iterations of the shoe — which debuted in 1998 — dubbed “La Requin,” which is French for “The Shark.” Slated to arrive tomorrow, the Mineral Teal and Turbo Green colorways of the NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin — also referred to as Le Requin — will retail for $175 each and drop on SNKRS at 10 a.m. ET.

NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Turbo Green
NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin in the Turbo Green colorway.
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NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Turbo Green
The heels of the Turbo Green NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin.
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NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Turbo Green
A view from above the Turbo Green iteration of the NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin.
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According to the brand, the shoe in its original Hyper Blue colorway was nicknamed La Requin across France for its color-gradient upper that resembles a shark’s texture. To embody the nickname, Nike delivered an iteration of the shoe with modern construction that boasts colors and graphics inspired by the apex predator. The graphic on the shoe’s upper resembles a water shadow over a shark’s body, and the white gradient below the graphic mimics a shark’s belly, Nike explained.

NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Mineral Teal
NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin in the Mineral Teal colorway.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike.
NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Mineral Teal
The heels of the Mineral Teal colorway of the NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike.
NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin Mineral Teal
A view from above the NikeLab Air Max Plus La Requin in the Mineral Teal colorway.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike.

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