Skepta Is Collaborating With Nike on New Air Max Sneakers
Skepta is teaming up with Nike to give sneaker-heads and hype-beasts a new collab to lust after. The Air Max '97 Ultra "Sk," dubbed skAIR, will release in stores and online on Sept. 2 in celebration of the shoe model's 20th anniversary.
Skepta took to social media with a series of posts unveiling the iridescent, copper/rose-gold sneaker design. The British-Nigerian star pulled inspiration from Nike's 1999 Air Tuned Max, the first pair of sneakers he saved up to buy himself growing up, along with the "color palette of Morocco," his home away from London.
With this release, the U.K. rapper adds to the ever-increasing roster of hip-hop artists who also have sneaker collaborations: Rihanna, Andre 3000, Machine Gun Kelly, and Tyler, the Creator as of late.