Launched on 11/09/2019
Joining forces once again with the undisputed figurehead of modern grime, the American sportswear giant teams with Skepta to offer this pair of Shox TL.
Synonymous with the grime genre since Dizzee Rascal’s Air Max BW on the cover of his 2003 debut album, ‘Boy in da Corner’, Nike continues to be the go-to brand for MC’s across the UK. Joining forces once again with the undisputed figurehead of modern grime, the American sportswear giant teams with Skepta to offer this pair of Shox TL.
First seen on his feet in the ‘Bullet From A Gun’ video, the sneaker is finished in the British artist’s signature combination of black and red, and stays true to OG form – in contrast to the previous collaborative Air Max models. Wearing a grime-favoured all-black upper with a disruptive metallic silver Swoosh, lightweight textile and mesh combine with a synthetic supportive cage while, underfoot, all-important Shox cushioning gets dressed in striking university red, giving the early 2000s technology the attention it deserves. Finishing the look, the typical tongue branding has been replaced with ‘SK SHOX’ as a respectful nod towards the grime MC’s undeniable legacy.