Nike has announced the new Nike x Skepta SK SHOX, featuring a more transcendental tone than the three prior Air-Max based releases.

Each of Skepta’s Nike SK trainers share an element of his personal story and the SK SHOX is no exception. In 2018, Skepta was bestowed a Nigerian chieftainship – an honour to recognize the positive contribution of an individual to the community wellbeing. As it turns out the shoe is about finding belief in boundless opportunity.

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The design incorporates elements of Skepta’s Nigerian heritage for which he is proud of.

“I take pride in the fact that I know my surname, and I know where I’m from and both my parents are Nigerian,” he says. “It was about bringing Nike to Nigeria and letting the kids know the energy.”

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His choice of the SHOX silhouette is rooted in a specific memory from his childhood – when he visited Manchester and saw that on the streets, SHOX were the shoes to wear.

The Nike x Skepta SK SHOX are available at the Supply Store for $200.