If you’re hoping to get a pair of the Cactus Plant Flea Market and Nike collaboration shoes, then you might want to get a move on. There are reportedly only four chances to get the shoes—through a limited release at the Dover Street Market NYC, via Nike’s SNKRS/SNEAKRS, at select NikeLab retail locations, and on the official Cactus Plant Flea Market site. What may make it even harder to find the shoes is the demand that we’ll no doubt see for them.
That demand will be driven by the unique design. The shoes start with a Nike Air VaporMax 2019, which come with a lightweight stretch material for the upper. Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan inspired the custom design. The Swoosh is done in stitched-on turquoise garden wire and “Just Do It” is done in bubbly lettering.
Each heel features a bright yellow smiley face. The laces are thick rope and are threaded through eyelets on the midfoot cage. One change from the previously released teasers is that the shoes won’t actually light up. The soles will keep the red/green segmented VaporMax Air sole. The colour scheme is meant to replicate the meteorological phenomena of a green flash of the sun just before sunrise or after sunset.
These custom shoes are going to go fast, and with limited options to get them, you won’t want to waste any time.