ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Nike Air Max Zephyr
Nike Air Max Zephyr
Nike Air Max Zephyr
Nike Air Max Zephyr
Nike Air Max Zephyr

The Nike Air Max Zephyr Borrows Famous Skepta Colourway
Release: TBC

The Nike Air Max Zephyr is set to shine in a famous colourway that hit peak hype levels a few years ago thanks to Skepta’s reworking of the scheme. The ‘Dark Charcoal’, ‘Celery’ and ‘Saturn Red’ combo actually dates back to 1999’s Air Tuned Max, before it vaulted into the broader public consciousness thanks to Skepta’s Air Max 97 in 2017. 

When that collaborative AM97 released just over three years ago, British-Nigerian artist Skepta said he chose the colourway because the Air Tuned Max was the first shoe he’d ever saved up money to buy. He said, ‘I remember going to sleep at night, and putting them in a position in my room where, when I was lying in my bed, I could still see them in clear vision. It was the colour; it looked like some kind of oil, the change from alien green to dark burgundy and then to light.’

And now that alluring colour scheme is about to hit the latest addition to Nike’s bulging Air Max stable. The Air Max Zephyr ‘imagines a future where “Air” is everywhere’, as Nike Air pods land on the lateral and medial sides, plus the tongue. Down below, Beaverton’s largest volume airbag – the 720 – applies the brand’s more traditional use of is proprietary cushioning, delivering all-day comfort for your feet.

Pairs are expected to hit Nike and selected Swoosh stockists very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for this shiny Nike Air Max Zephyr.

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