Skepta And Nike’s Long-Awaited Fifth Sneaker Collaboration Set For 2021 Release

Rumoured back in 2019, the grime icon's Air Max Tailwind V SK Air 5 is finally set to surface
08:00, 16 Jan 2021

It’s been a long time coming, having been rumoured all the way back in 2019 and then held back due to the spread of coronavirus, but Nike’s delayed Air Max Tailwind V SK Air 5, part of their partnership with grime artist Skepta, has finally surfaced.

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Skepta is an icon of the British grime scene, and the Boy Better Know founding member and three time Brit award nominee’s impact on the genre even saw him named among the most influential people in the UK in 2017, meaning that his collaboration with the fashion powerhouse, which has seen four sneakers produced so far, the SK Air 5 being the fifth, has been a fruitful one.

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Courtesy of Air Max Archives on Instagram, the first look at the Air Max Tailwind V SK Air 5 shows that the trainers continue the hybrid theme of Skepta’s signature line combining the original Air Max Tailwind 5 with elements of the Tailwind 5 Plus from the turn of the millennium, given it a real noughties mash-up feel. Where these shoes really shine is with the luminous panels situated on the tongue and the heel but other interesting details include a black web cage that frames the brightly coloured base, and a chrome zig-zag that stretches from the midsole up. 

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There’s no word on price yet or a specific release date but Skepta has stated that the next model in the collaboration will drop at some point in 2021. The wait is nearly over at least.

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