Nike x Skepta Air Max 97/BW Raffle
Last summer, Skepta released his first collaborative sneaker with Nike, the Air Max 97 SK. Its design combined insight from the grime star’s local London scene with inspiration drawn from trips to Essaouira, Morocco. The London-born artist’s second Nike silhouette follows the theme of connected culture, this time drawing on his relationship to Paris (which was one of the first places he broke outside the UK) by bridging a gap between Paris and London.
Linked by train, the two cities stand among Europe’s style capitals (not to mention being actual capitals) and the Nike Air Max 97/BW SK ties them together through the tricolore reference but more discretely honors the Nike Air Max BW’s cultural cache in both places.
Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Nike Air Max BW originally released in 1991. At the time, the shoe featured the largest visible Air bag, but because it was sandwiched between the release of the Air Max 90 and the Air Max 180, it has had a rather surreptitious rise to cult status. Though release was ultimately limited in the United States, the shoe profited from more liberal distribution in Western Europe.
There the Air Max BW found favor among a variety of subcultures. In France, particularly Paris, it was adopted by both the hip-hop community and among football supporters.
JUICE HK will be hosting a raffle for the Nike x Skepta Air Max 97/BW
1. Customers can register online from the 16th 12:00pm to 17th 12:00pm of May 2018. Each customer is allowed one raffle entry only, registration of personal details and preferred size is required. You must confirm your entry after clicking "Enter".
2. Winners will be allocated by a silent raffle.
3. Winners will be notified via email from the 18th of May 2018 with details of pick up time and date in Hong Kong at JUICE Causeway Bay. Those who fail to be present during this purchase period will forfeit their allocation. Winners must also bring their HKID and wear sneakers of the brand of the shoe raffle for purchasing on the day.
• No refunds or exchanges on this item
• JUICE HK reserves the right of final decision
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