Skepta may not be considered a global fashion icon like some of the people he works with, but the British grime powerhouse deserves some credit for the trends that have flooded social media over the past six years. In 2017, NIKE, Inc. noticed the Boy Better Knower frontman’s performance and invited him to design a sneaker inspired by the original Nike Air Tuned Max. For their latest collaboration, Tottenham and the Swoosh have christened the Air Max Tailwind V in a dazzling chrome blue.
The final installment in the Sk Air series, coming out at 2. April in stores in Asia and Europe, is inspired by nature. Driven by the idea of creative innovation, this pair features a sublimated butterfly wing print beneath the iconic Tailwind V molded overlays. The rest of the shoe has a black Roadie aesthetic, but a structural divider at the heel brings shiny silver into the mix. The Air Max sole does not have a chrome or blue hue, but the title does appear on the outsole. Finally, the subtle use of rainbows around the heel is a nod to Skepta’s thermal cover of the Ignorance Is Bliss (2019) album.
Enjoy detailed photos of the latest collaboration with @skeptagram, and check out the pairs coming to Nike SNKRS UK on the 2nd. April.
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Skepta x Nike Air Max Tailwind 5 Bright Blue
Release date: 2. April 2021 (Friday)
Style Code : CQ8714-001
Europe2 April 2021 (Friday)
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