It's official: Skepta has a new Nike colab on the way! Big Smoke took to social media to share the news with his followers, confirming yesterday's sneaky leak. The collaboration merges the Air Max BW upper and Air Max 97 sole unit, with a few special tweaks that elevate it beyond your typical hybrid, including hexagonal mesh, tongue cut-outs, 'SK Air' branding on the insoles and branded padlock hang tags.
Skepta has embraced a mismatched aesthetic for his latest design, similar to Kendrick Lamar's early collaborations with Reebok. The left shoe features blue branding, Air units, insoles and laces while the right opts for red. The aesthetic carries over to a matching tracksuit that Skepta also previewed.
No official release date has been announced for the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW, but sources claim it will all go down on either May 3 or May 9. Whatever the case, you can rest assured this drop is going down soon. We'll keep you posted!