Nike Air Max 97


Nike Air Max 97 Metallic Gold

Nike Air Max '97

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 separated 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


Nike Air Max 97 News

Nike Air Max 97 2013 Hyp Black/Light Crimson


Having undergone a minor update, the Nike Air Max 97 2013′s Hyperfuse variant has been reimagined in a toned-down aesthetic. While the sneaker’s design lines remained unaletered, its upper has been swapped out for the Hyperfuse material in black, as the mudguard shows up in 3M-material of a dark base grey hue. On the accents, light crimson makes an appearance, also trimming the middle ground between the upper and the sole. The Black/Light Crimson Nike Air Max 97 2013 Hyp is now available at Nike for $180.

Nike Air Max 97 PRM Tape “Blue Zebra”


Blending tech with legacy, the Nike Air Max 97 PRM Tape “Blue Zebra” makes its debut. Pulling out a few stitches in favor of seamless possibilities, Engineered Mesh steps in between

Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack


Legends don’t die, and evidence of that can be seen in the longevity of Nike’s staple Air Maxes. Not only receiving new life in the form of new colorways, the big four (Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Air Max 97) continue to be reintroduced with Nike’s latest technology implemented, from Engineered Mesh to Hyperfuse. Set to release as early as August 16th, the quartet will be rewrapped in Nike’s no-sew tape material for a reminiscent collection dubbed the Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack. For a jump on their release, size? will be stocked up bearing the shoes in question, with an ETA of of 1:00AM EST.

Nike Air Max Camo Collection

NIke Air Max Camo Pack

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Nike pays tribute to the countries and cultures that have made the Nike Air Max an international icon by updating [...]

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Nike Air Max EM “Sunset” Pack Officially Unveiled

Nike Air Max "Sunset" Pack Officially Unveiled

Iconic silhouettes are overpowered by natural beauty on the Nike Air Max EM “Sunset” Pack. Orange-to-yellow gradient shines on Engineered Mesh takes of the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air 180, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97. Perforations play to each model’s original paneling, making for a flexible and breezy fit. Look for the Nike Air Max “Sunset” Pack to launch early this June at select Nike Sportswear accounts.

Nike Air Max “USA Track & Field” QS Collection

Nike Air Max USATF Collection

Celebrating the history and innovation of the Nike Air Max line, the ?USA Track & Field? Collection revamps the Air Max 1, Air Max 97, and Air Max 2013 models.

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Nike Air Max 97 EM “600K”

Nike Air Max 97 EM 600K

Sporting the lines of yesteryear but today’s tech, the Nike Air Max 97 EM serves as an updated classic. Dressed in a deep navy tone, this “600K” makeup mirrors the