Skepta, the rapper from the UK who happens to be Drake’s close friend, first collaborated with Nike last year. The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 was officially unveiled back in late August 2017. This iteration primarily drew inspiration from Morocco, Skepta’s home-away-from-London, while its color scheme was inspired by the Air Tuned Max from 1999. The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 eventually made its retail debut on September 2nd, 2017 at a price of $180. Earlier this year, a Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe release has already hit the shelves and now, another is on its way to retailers this week.
The Skepta x Nike Air Max Collaboration – Part 2
News about further, potential Skepta x Nike Air Max collaborative releases began circulating back in January. The first of these releases was a mismatched colorway of the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW, a model that pairs the soles of the Air Max 97 with the uppers of the Air Max BW. This s Skepta x Air Max 97/BW initially made its retail debut on May 14 exclusive in Paris via Nike SNEAKRS STASH. On May 19th, the sneaker became more widely available at select retailers in Paris, such as The Broken Arm, Footpatrol, SNS, and others. It also became available at select global retailers and digitally throughout Europe.
The Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe
The fact that a Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe would soon be hitting the shelves was revealed back in March, but the images of the potential sneaker that followed were all Photoshopped. The actual Air Max Deluxe iteration looks completely different. Its uppers are all-Black and feature a Grey-colored pattern resembling the VHS static seen in the music video for Skepta’s song “That’s Not Me.” The song’s release date is also featured on the forefoot areas, while “NEVER SLEEP ON TOUR” can be spotted on the medial sections. Additionally, some Red-colored detailing also makes an appearance over its all-Black soles, which contain Air Max cushioning.
The Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe makes its retail debut September 8th, 2018 at a price of $180. It is going to be available both online and from select Nike retailers.
Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe
Release Date: September 8th, 2018
AQ9945-001 | $190