September 2017 truly got "Shutdown" with the release of Nike's collaboration with UK Grime MC Skepta. Based on the design of the Air Tuned Max 99 - the very first trainer Skepta ever purchased, and heavily influenced by his travels to Morocco, the Skepta x Air Max 97 Ultra truly connects Marrakech to London. The rose gold and vivid sulfur upper, iridescent look and yellow Air unit give a significant North African vibe to the design. Coupled with the classic features of its source material takes this release in an interesting and culturally diverse direction one that mirrors that of the designer's heritage. The British-Nigerian artist has been able to achieve a truly unique look, one that connects the old school 90's feel of his upbringing in North London with a very modern and globetrotting twist a testament to his now worldwide success. If you are looking for a trainer that is sure to turn heads and create a buzz going into 2018 this should be top of your list for consideration, "Trusss me daddi".