Air Max 97 Deluxe SK
Tottenham's Own takes you back to 1999.
- VHS Static Neoprene Upper
- "Never Sleep on Tour" Text on Medial Sidewalls
- '12:05 PM JUNE 08 2014' Text on Toe Vamp
- Metallic Swoosh Tongue Decal
- Full Length Air Unit with Red Tint
- SK-Air on Outsole
The SK Deluxe takes you back to the 90's with analog TV signals and static noise, it comes wrapped in black textured neoprene upper, the upper is inspired by Skepta's VHS style video for his hit single with JME titled 'That's Not Me'. The toe vamp area has the release of the single printed on it '12:05 PM JUNE 08 2014'. "Never Sleep on Tour" is embellished on the medial sidewall of the silhouette, and serves as a reminder to Skepta's work ethic. The front portion of the outsole has a small red accent on it, whilst the Air unit that made its debut in 1997 is finished with a red tint. To complete the SK Deluxe is a metallic tab with the Nike Swoosh on the tongue.
Silhouette Explored — History
Releasing at the turn of the millennium (1999), the Air Max Deluxe's futuristic vibe is with that of its sibling, the Air Max 97. The Deluxe was experimental and direct, it reflected a period in Europe of bold prints and avant-garde futurism. Doing away with upper panelling, Nike decided to create a seamless upper made from TPU. The Deluxe's unique construction brought about unique opportunity, through the use of graphic prints and tonal gradient-based shading. The upper also featured stitched embroidery dashed lines. The reinforced ridged heel counter borrowed a blow moulding technique that would help create the Eric Avar designed Air Foamposite in 1997. The Air Max Deluxe was retroed for the first time in 2018.