Cactus Plant Flea Market and Nike are back, baby. And just when you thought their collaborative shoes couldn’t get wilder, the two reappear with the collaborative Air Flea 2.

First looks at CPFM and Nike’s newest sneaker collab arrived courtesy of Turnstile bassist Franz Lyonz, who gave the chunky new shoes their Rolling Loud debut.

Lyons’ on-foot looks reveal the Flea 2 with massive details, including a hulking tire tread-level sole stretching from the shoe’s heel to over the toe. Really, the sneaker looks like a blend of Nike’s Overbreak and Balenciaga’s Defender.

CPFM’s latest collaborative Nike appears to be lace-free, finished with two large straps to keep your foot secure — topped off with an even-larger cream Swoosh realized in a smooth material.

Judging by how the Swoosh hangs off the Air Flea 2, the massive Nike logo appears removable, which certainly aligns with CPFM’s DIY ethos previously showcased through its Air Force 1s and By You Blazers. Though it wasn’t intended to be a crafts project, that attitude even inspired folks to shave their wooly CPFM Dunks. Understandable.

Concluding details on the new CPFM Nike shoe sees a “Flea 2” strikes the tongue and heel tab. Elsewhere, you’ll catch several small reminders of Nike’s presence.

A green colorway hit the scene on September 6, courtesy of our cover star and musician Lil Yachty. Yachty’s CPFM Air Flea 2 shoes came with personalized “Boat” charms, of course.

A few days later, the collaborative shoes popped up at the Good Times Atlanta sneaker store, revealing better looks at the hunter green iteration and the playful charms options that it has to offer. Don’t expect any aquatic-based add-ons. That was just for Yachty.

In case you find yourself digging the road-ready vibes, Cactus Plant Flea Market’s Nike Air Flea 2 is rumored to drop sometime during the Holiday 2023 season via Nike’s SNKRS app. Hopefully, a fresh batch of apparel options will also accompany the new thick steppers.

Neither Nike nor Cactus Plant Flea Market has confirmed (nor denied) their rumored head-turning shoe yet. Then again, we typically don’t receive word from Cynthia Lu’s brand until days before a release — sometimes, she’ll just shock-drop stuff.

This article was published on July 28 and updated on September 8

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