British-Nigerian artist Skepta’s signature Air Max 97 is inspired by his love of Nike Air and his home-away-from-London, Morocco. A trip to Essaouira, a coastal city frequented by rockstars during the ‘60s, provided further colors, sounds and stories that would shape the Air Max 97 Sk collaboration.
When designing the Air Max 97 Sk, the color palette of Morocco was taken into consideration, but also the palette of the 1999 Air Tuned Max – Skpeta’s first Air Max sneaker he bought. The upper of the Air Max 97 Sk has iridescent, polyutherane-coated, copper/rose gold leather paired with black sandwich mesh and an HF weld of the Swoosh logo (instead of an embroidered Swoosh). It draws inspiration from the colors of the 1999 Air Tuned Max, including the yellow air unit. Embroidery inspired by Morocco, is also seen on the tongue and on the back, with a Moroccan inspired print on the insole.
Skepta Nike Air Max 97 Sk Release Date
The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Sk will be available globally on September 2nd. Retail price is $180.
Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 SK
Color: Multi-Color/Vivid Sulfur-Black
Style Code: AJ1988-900
Release Date: September 2, 2017