What do we think of the shoe? Well, it's hard to really pass a solid judgement on it just yet, as there aren't any clear, official images that really show what it looks like (the picture directly above is about as good as it's gonna get), but our initial response is fairly favorable.
From a business standpoint, adidas has been doubling down on both their classic models and updated versions of their classic models recently, so having Kanye work a shoe of this style into his latest season makes a lot of sense for both parties.
From an aesthetics standpoint? They're solid. They're a chunky retro-style running shoe, so anyone who likes Raf Simmons's adidas collabs, New Balance, Saucony, or any other heritage-style running sneakers will probably be on board with them. Plus, the Kanye co-sign is powerful. People will buy just about anything with his name on it ... so you already know these are going to be a hot ticket when they release.
We'll have to stay tuned for clearer images, more potential colorways, price points, and release dates, but we do know one thing as of now... because of these, nobody will ever make fun of us for wearing Air Monarchs ever again.