After a successful launch of the Air Max 97 Ultra last Sept., UK grime god Skepta will soon bring his flavor to a new Nike hybrid runner.
According to Twitter's py_rates, the next collaboration will be the Air Max 97/BW, a fused runner that pairs the upper of the Air Max Classic BW together with the tooling of the Air Max 97. The model hasn't officially been unveiled, but py_rates shared a rendering in the classic “Persian Violet” colorway earlier this week. Based on the color description, Skepta's summertime make-up appears to be white-based, with blue accents.
Last Feb., Skepta unveiled his own “Blacklisted” Air Max Classic BW, so this is a fitting project to attach his name to on multiple levels. Expect more details to be announced ahead of the summer release.
Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW
Release Date: Summer 2018
Color: Summit White/Hyper Cobalt
Style #: AO2113-100
UPDATE 02/22: Skepta has tweeted out some new information that confirms a second Nike collaboration is on the way from the London Grime artist. However, did not specify if the previously reported Air Max 97/BW hybrid silhouette will be the sneaker used for the upcoming project.
UPDATE 04/15: Skepta's upcoming Nike Air Max 97/BW hybrid sneaker is rumored to be hitting retailers next month. A tentative release date for his second Nike collab in as many years is May 3. Retail pricing and official imagery still have yet to be revealed.