British-Nigerian artist Skepta is now a household name thanks to his decades of work in the UK grime and hip-hop scene. Now with more global influence on the genre than ever, Skepta has partnered with Nike Sportswear to bring his own journey of shoe collecting to life through a unique collaboration with the Nike Air Max 97 Ultra for the model’s 20th anniversary celebration.
The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17 comes dressed in a Multi-Color, Vivid Sulfur and Black color scheme. The colors and design on the shoe are said to be inspired by Skepta’s home of Morocco and the hues used on the 1999 Air Tuned Max, which happen to be the first shoes Skepta was able to buy with his own money. The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17 comes with an upper that’s iridescent, polyutherane-coated that comes with a Copper/Rose Gold leather hue contrasted by the Black mesh and the HF weld of the Swoosh logo.