The Unofficial Nike x John Mayer Sneaker Drops on Saturday

Here's Hoping for a Like Mike-esque Situation

By Sam Eichner ·
Photo: Kevin Mazur via Getty Images
In the most recent reported case of John Mayer being John Mayer, the singer/songwriter has designed his own Nike Airs on NikeiD and purchased as many pairs as Nike would allow, with plans to resell them on his own Shopify page. Judging by a not-so-cryptic Instagram, the unofficial collaboration will be available this Saturday. 

A post shared by johnmayer (@johnmayer) on Jul 22, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT

Dubbed the Air Max 90 Air Mayer “Spirit Level,” the kicks are black, gray and white with a radioactive green air bubble. They’re pretty sweet, if not a little unremarkable.

The questions lingers, however: if you purchase a pair of John Mayer’s shoes, what are the chances of a Like Mike situation, wherein you absorbs some of the man’s powers?

When you slip them on, would you automatically know the chords for “Scarlet Begonias”?

Would a myriad of Visvim sweaters suddenly and magically appear in your closet?

Would you be able to sweet talk your way into the hearts of young, desirable chanteuses and Hollywood starlets?

Most importantly: would you be able to listen to “Your Body is a Wonderland” with a straight face?

I suppose you’ll have to purchase the sneakers to find out.
Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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