Skepta and Nike are apparently linking up for the fifth iteration of their popular sneaker collaborations soon. This time, the London MC has put his own spin on the Air Max Tailwind 5, as teased on his Twitter account over the weekend.
Skepta shared a top-down look at the sneaker, which features a black and blue, marbled effect on the base of the upper, with black overlays running across it. The blue and black, marbled upper gives off strong Nike Air Kukini vibes.
Reflective detailing looks to be present on the tongue and around the ankle collar, while “SK Air” branding is on the tongue (and possibly also on the heel) of the shoe.
Following Skepta’s teaser, @samutaro shared detailed shots of the upcoming collaboration on Instagram (below). According to Samutaro, the blue colorway joins a black and orange colorway that had been teased in January.
While a release date has not been officially communicated, it’s highly likely that the sneaker drops soon, with a release date of April 10 being rumored. A tracksuit is also rumored to be dropping alongside the sneaker — as has been the case with previous Skepta x Nike drops.
Skepta has worked on 2017’s Air Max 97 Ultra, 2018’s Air Max 97 BW and Air Max Deluxe, and 2019’s Shox TL previously. As always, stay tuned for updates.
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