Skepta has left an indelible mark on music in London and beyond with his game-changing flow and expansive creative universe—but he’s also had a profound impact on footwear by applying his aesthetic to a handful of iconic Air Max designs. His latest collaboration re-imagines another treasured style from a golden age in sneaker history: The Air Max Tailwind 5.
For this Sk Air edition, Skepta drew inspiration from the natural world. Anchored by the concept of creative rebirth—represented by the butterfly and its metamorphosis—Skepta’s take on the design utilizes a print depicting sublimated butterfly wings surrounded by supporting, structural black webbing. The shoe pulls bold accents of chrome from the Sk Shox whilst subtle iridescence around the heel nods to the tomographic cover art from Skepta’s 2019 album, Ignorance Is Bliss.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind V & Apparel collection x Skepta launched at HANON on April 2nd.