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. Its sleek lines, original metallic colorway, comfort and reflective detailing won over fans and was even endorsed by Michael Jordan. The biggest celebrities from the 90's took to the shoes and Italy became the mecca for the Air Max 97. Even when Nike pulled the sleek design from the shelves Italy stayed true to its love for the sneaker and kept it alive for a decade after. Air Max day may come and go each year but the Air Max 97 keeps dropping fresh colorways and giving sneakerheads the retro colorways like the Silver Bullet that will always be in the forefront of a true sneaker collector and rotation. 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 and 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. The 90's styles are in full revival mode and the late 90's Air Max 97 is no exception and brings the hottest looks of yesterday back in full form. New colorways are always in the forefront but in true Nike fashion they keep popping up with famous colors only seen in like Volt and Laser Orange. Crimson and Teal Tint have shown up and popular through the year. We stock full family in the Air Max 97 from Kids to Women to Men every sneaker-head from the littlest to the biggest gets a chance to take a high speed ride with the Nike Air Max 97 and we make it easy to hop on the train and can't really see it slowing down as Air Max continues to be a retro favorite and today's go-to sneaker for lifestyle or anywhere the world takes you.