A high speed ride full of Nike Air. The Nike Air Max 97 shook up the running world with its revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit. The Nike Air Max 97 Shoe remasters the original design with a mesh and knit construction for a lighter feel and sleeker look.
Inspired by the speed and aesthetics of the bullet trains in Japan the 97 was was first Air Max to add full-length air to the sole. It's sleek lines, original metallic colorway, comfort and reflective detailing won over fans and was even endorsed by Michael Jordan. The streamlined look and full-length air made this a top choice for runners and athletes. The Air Max 97 only stayed around for a year before it was shelved and the Air Max 98 showed up. Now throwbacks are full speed ahead and the 97 proved its worth. The OG 97 was released again in 2017, immediately selling out. More colorways were released a the hype around them has not slowed since. Reflective piping has changed colors and the uppers and midsole have been treated in different materials but the basics are still the same.