Monday, 11 September 2017

First Look: The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra


UK rapper Skepta partners with Nike on the Nike Air Max 97 Ultra. The sneaker is inspired by Morocco, as well as the palette of the 1999 Air Tuned Max.


For this release, the Skepta turns his attention to the Air Max 97 which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Marrakesh provides the inspiration for this rendition with a glimmering iridescent upper that celebrates the vibrant Moroccan city.


A deep hue or red transitions to gold and purple thanks to that contemporary use of materials. Although this is completely unique, it does stay true to the original silhouette complete with a wavy construct and mini-Swoosh along the sidewall. The sneaker also features woven detailing in a deep shade of black to match a chunky and robust tongue. A gold panel features on the sidewall and a black midsole adds a stealthy contrast underfoot.



The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra is available at selected retailers.