Grime legend Skepta has two successful releases with Nike under his belt. Starting with the Air Max 97 last year followed by the subsequent landing of his hybrid Air Max 97/BW earlier in 2018, the UK artist will see his third effort drop later this year.
Utilizing the Nike Air Max Deluxe – which is scheduled to retro for the first time since its original release later this year – Skepta odes to London’s sneaker community that holds the turn of the century Air Max in great esteem. His collaboration is seen in a black base attached to a white static pattern that references lo-fi VHS recordings, not far removed from the methodology Sketpa uses to shoot many of his music videos.
The shoe is also ripe with dates and captions. A “June 8, 2014” marking appears on the lateral siding as a nod to the release of “That’s Not Me.” There’s a companion piece on the medial siding that reads “Never Sleep On Tour,” likely a notation that speaks to his tireless work ethic.
Official release details for the Skepta x Nike Air Max Deluxe are available at this time.