NIKE AIR MAX TAILWIND V / SKEPTA

The British grime musician Skepta gives us his own version of a retro gem. The classic Air Max Tailwind V silhouette comes reborn in "Chrome Blue" for the latest Nike x Skepta collaboration.⁠⁠ ⁠This NIKE TAILWIND V has black leather elements and details in metallic and is reminiscent of metamorphosis, the life cycle. Inspired by the natural world, the lifestyle runner features a sublimated butterfly-wing print on a turquoise mesh upper borrowed from the 2007 Tailwind V Plus. ⁠

A chrome Swoosh recalls the 2019 SK Shox, while a thermographic heel counter gives the nod to the cover art from Skepta’s 2019 album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss.’ The sneaker rides on a Phylon midsole with visible Max Air cushioning in the forefoot and heel.