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Sneakers Published: August 23, 2017 Updated: May 14, 2018  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

The Skepta Nike Sneaker Collaboration Falls Flat on Fans

You can’t please everyone. Fans aren’t happy with the new Skepta x Nike Air Max 97.

All photos: Nike

The Skepta x Nike Air Max 97 will be available at select retailers worldwide and online from September 2.

Following closely the news of Virgil Abloh’s exciting ten-sneaker collab with Nike, British-Nigerian rapper Skepta has revealed the results of his Nike partnership.

Inspired by the colors of Morocco, the revamped Nike Air Max 97 features a rose gold colorway along with hints of yellow housing Nike’s logo on the side panels and tongue.

Apart from Morocco, Skepta describes the footwear brand’s ’99 reiteration of the Nike Air Max as a source of design inspiration (image below).

The Nike Air Tuned Max released in 1999

Additional features include a Morocco inspired in-sole and a braided embroidery on its tongue. Skepta describes the design as being “museum worthy” and “perfect” on Nike.com.

Redditors don’t seem to see the beauty in this collab. Some have straight up called it “ugly af” and others have shown resentment towards the color of the shoe.

What are your thoughts on the Skepta x Nike Air Max 97?

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