The Nike Air Max 97 was first introduced to the public in 1997. The Nike Air Max 97 was the first Air Max running shoe to feature full length Air Max cushioning. The Air Max 95 broke barriers by being the first to have Air Max underneath the forefoot and heel, but the Air Max 97 placed one long Air Max unit what went underneath the entire foot.The Air Max 97 continued the tradition started by the Air Max 95 and Air Max 96 by having a prominent amount of 3M reflective material on the shoe. On the 95s and the 96s there were a few accents, but the Air Max 97 was literally covered in 3M material. This caught the eyes of many runners for making themselves that much more visible, but caught the eyes of many fashion forward eyes since this seperated the Nike Air Max 97 shoes from all other shoes.
The Air Max 97 was rumored to first be named the Air Total Max 3. Its design was inspired by the high-speed Japanese Bullet train. The Nike Air Max 97 was very popular in Europe more than in the US initially. The Air Max 97 has been brought back many times since its original release, but only recently have they been a more common retro Air Max.
Nike has been somewhat daring with the Air Max 97. They tried releasing a slip on version in the height of the Nike Presto days in 2001; however, the idea was far better than how the shoe looked or sold. Since most Air Max 97 buyers were enthusiasts of the shoe itself, they were turned off by the look and feel of the slip on version. Nike has recently tried putting cement print on the Air Max 97. The Kashima Antlers Edition features the cement print around the shoe, but this shoe has a love/hate relationship with Air Max sneakerheads since traditionally cement print is only found on Air Jordan Shoes.
Nike Air Max 97 Colorways
The Nike Air Max 97 is an iconic silhouette that graces the store selves in a several different colorways . Below are some of the best over the years.
Nike Air Max ’97 OG
Nike Air Max ‘97
Nike Air Max ’97 “Camo”
Nike Air Max 97 for sale
We have seen the Air Max 97 release in limited colorways. Follow the links below to find the Nike Air Max 97 for sale.
– Nike Air Max 97s for sale at shopnicekicks.com
– Nike Air Max 97s for sale at eBay