“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.” Skepta….
After what seems like a lifetime of teasers and hints, Nike has blessed us with official images and release details for the upcoming collaboration with legitimate music superstar Skepta.
Scheduled for global release on 2nd September 2017 via Nike SNEAKRS App, Nike.com, Nike+ and select retailers.
“I HAVE BEEN WEARING AIR MAX FOR SO LONG, SINCE I WAS SEVEN PLAYING AROUND IN THE ESTATE; I FEEL LIKE I KNOW MY AIR MAX WELL”
The Nike Air Max 97 Sk is inspired by the zen and peace Skepta found in his travels to Marrakech, as well as a special nostalgia created by fond memories of his initial love for Air Max.
Taking aspects from a 1999 iteration of the Nike Air Tuned Max of which he’s stated was the first shoe he ever saved up money for, and the nomadic-royal style of the good citizens in Marrakech, Skepta and Nike have gone for an iridescent, polyutherane-coated, copper-rose gold leather. The green to burgundy transition to light copper appearance of the upper is reminiscent of the colour displacing top surface layers of raw oil. And the embroidery detailed on the tongue and back of the shoe is homage to the different styles and materials Skepta experienced while in Marrakech.
The sneakers also feature a black mesh and has gone for a HF weld of the Swoosh logo rather than what most assumed would be an embroidered Swoosh.
We believe Skepta’s accomplishments transcend being categorised or typecast as “Grime artist”. While his Grime roots and status are both solidified and respected, Skepta has gained admiration from celebrities and fans the world over for his relatable, gritty, humble yet raw style.
Which is why it’s likely this sneaker will be highly sought after and may sell out immediately.
CAN’T WAIT ? Then grab yourselves a pair of the current Air Max 97 Ultra, Premium and OG range on links below.