In 2021, Nike and Skepta joined forces again to add an updated look to the Air Max Tailwind V. The Grime artist is no stranger to working on popular Air Max models, as he’s worked on the Air Max Deluxe, 97, and 97/BW mash-up for his “Sk Air” collection. This time around, the Air Max Tailwind draws inspiration from the concept of metamorphosis, with design cues taken from butterflies.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind V Skepta upper is one of the more eye-catching elements to the classic runner. A sublimated print of butterfly wings is added underneath black webbing overlays that add structure to the silhouette. Additional chrome accents and reflective elements on the lace loops are added to bring more bold features to Skepta’s fourth Air Max sneaker. Lastly, an iridescent hue is added toward the sneaker’s backend to complete the design.
The Nike Air Max Tailwind V Skepta released in April of 2021 for $180.