Skepta and Nike recently collaborated to create a limited custom shoe using Air Max 97 silhouette on the shoes 20th anniversary. It’s not the first time Skepta and Nike have linked up to make a shoe. The two giants previously came together to re-create the classic Nike BW’S
The new 97’s were released this past Saturday on the 2nd of September at a special event in London. It was a Moroccan themed event to match the Moroccan inspired kicks. Inside the event were stalls filled with merchandise and shops hand picked by Skepta.
Speaking on the colorway, Skepta said it was inspired by a recent trip he made to Morocco. He said “I found Morocco, and it was perfect. Everything I wanted to feel about peace, I found it there.” The embroidery on the sneaker matches designs Skepta had seen while visiting Morocco.
The grime MC was keen to work on an Air Max as it reminded him of his roots when he was a kid growing up in London. “I have been wearing Air Max for so long since I was 7 playing around in the estate; Air Max is from when we were running the streets, it was comfortable to wear in London, whether you were going out to a club or kicking a ball in the streets.”