Skepta's Next Nike Might be an Air Max BW/97 Hybrid
Would you get involved with and Air Max BW/97 hybrid? Because that’s what leakers are saying Skepta’s next Nike colab will be. The grime god’s 2017 Air Max 97 made many end-of-year lists (our Staff Picks included) with a Moroccan-infused remake of a sneaker of his youth.
The shoe pictured is only a rendering, although it could follow the same nostalgic path. ‘Persian’ BWs are a wormhole to the 90s for many, and recent AM97s prove that Nike are swapping soles like the Freaky Friday of footwear.
Better than those 97s, this hybrid actually works. BW has always boasted how big its ‘window’ is, and this fusion gives it the Air equivalent of floor-to-ceiling panes. That and the streak of cushioning through the sole complements the model's linear overlays.
Let’s hope that this release is happening, and that it doesn’t deviate far from this mock-up.