Just as last year's Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 featured a design inspired by Morocco, the grime star's new Nike collaboration has geographical references as well -- namely, the European style capitals of Paris and London. As for the silhouette, it's a hybrid model blending the tooling of the Air Max 97 with the upper of the Air Max BW, a model that's especially popular among sneakerheads in Paris and London.
In light of the shoe's tricolore palette, it's fitting that the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW SK will initially launch in Paris on May 14th via SNEAKRS STASH. Using the app, shoppers who find hidden locks throughout the city will be able to open access to purchase. On May 19th, the shoe will have a wider release through the following locations in Paris: Pigalle, The Broken Arm, Starcow, Shinzo, Acte 2, Sneakersnstuff and Footpatrol.
Additionally, the Air Max 97/BW SK will be available digitally from SNEAKRS in Europe and SNKRS in Japan. Select retailers -- including Patta, Très Bien, Concepts and more -- will carry the shoe globally.