Skepta has teamed-up with Nike to deliver a new iteration of the classic Air Max 97 silhouette – simply named the Nike Air Max 97 Sk.
Inspired by the colour palette he witnessed during a trip to Morocco, as well as the the colourway of the 1999 Air Tuned Max – the first shoe Skepta says he ever saved up to buy – the Air Max 97 Sk features an iridescent, polyutherane-coated, copper/rose gold leather upper paired with black mesh and a yellow air unit. The insole is inspired by Moroccan patterns and also includes an “Sk” logo which pays homage to the Air Max TN.
“Air Max is museum-worthy. They’re worthy of standing next to other pieces of art. That’s why it’s more than just a shoe. And it’s always been that for me. When looking at this 97, I just wanted to feel the way I did when I was a child. And we got there. It’s perfect.”
The Nike Air Max 97 Sk will be available on 2 September via Nike+ SNKRS, nike.com and at select retailers. Head over to Nike’s website for more information.