Air Max Nation: Air Max 97

Air Max Nation: Air Max 97

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Air Max 97: Faster than a bullet train


The future forward Air Max 97 might be designed after a Japanese silver bullet train but the real inspiration comes from nature. Creator, Christian Tressor took the idea of water dropping into a pond that then ripples to the Air Unit. The reflective and polished lines on the upper turned the chunky Air Max models on their heads. The first release of the iconic silver bullet colorway also takes a nod from the metal finishes of a mountain bike.
The first full-length visible air cushioning came in a sleeker form than previous Air Max. This sneaker also introduced a hidden lacing system continuing to represent  performance technology that has morphed into a lifestyle shoe. The 97 was designed for performance running.

For less than a year the Air Max 97 was on the shelves. It released in the fall of 97 and by spring was replaced by the Air Max 98. Nike was in a full Air Max swing and as quickly as the '97 came on the scene it was gone. The shoe sold in the US but became a favorite among celebrities in Italy's 90's club scene. Later the AM 97 came to life on the runways at Milan fashion week and was dubbed the Le Silver 97. The Silver Bullet  OG silver colorway returned for its 20 year anniversary in 2017 and as many retro sneakers do, they quickly sold out . You can still find it on the re-sellers markets.

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Nike is banking on its Air Max of yesterday and winning. The Air Max 97 silhouette has become one of the most popular styles in the past few years and many colorways old and new have emerged. carries the Air Max 97 in a variety of colorways and styles. 

The Men's Air Max 97 collection features colorways for the colder weather. From Maroon pops of Racer Blue, to classic Black and White we've made it easy to match your fall styles.

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Our most recent drop is the Air Max 97 "Tiger Camo" Pack, highlighted by the camo print and reflective detailing.

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The women's Nike Air Max 97's are all about feminine touches and colorways. From the coveted Leather Summit White to the Guava Ice SE complete with rose gold studding our fall collection covets colors to match all of your fashion needs.


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Shop the full Nike Air Max 97 selections for your next go-to sneaker.

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