A handful of U.K. sneaker stores posted teasers over the weekend for what looked to be a collaborative release between Nike and grime artist Skepta. The shops, and the brand itself, have gone ahead and confirmed that today by unveiling the sneaker, a Skepta x Nike Air Max 97.

The shoe is inspired in part by Skepta's adopted home of Morocco and in part by the cult classic Air Tuned Max from 1999, a shoe he holds in high regard.

"That was the first shoe I ever saved up money to buy, so I wanted to bring its magic to the 97—the magic that made me first love Air Max when I saw it as a child," Skepta said of the Air Tuned Max in a piece on the shoe's development via Nike.

The Nike Air Max 97 SK will release on Sept. 2 via Nike SNKRS, nike.com, and select retailers. There's been little info on a North America release for this sneaker, so its launch may not make it stateside.

Skepta has worked with Nike before, previously teasing a black pair of the Air Classic BW that never made it to retail.

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