Quite a while ago we first got a sneak peek at an Air Max inspired series of Air Force Ones and though all have made their way out, the AM 97’s were not included in the party that happened a couple months ago. Initially, the Air Max 97 Air Force 1 was going to be a special edition quickstrike that featured a first ever, full length Max Air sole. Unfortunately, according to an undisclosed source, the factory made a little boo-boo and assembled the shoes incorrectly causing them to be reproduced without an any visible air.
The Air Max 97 Air Force Ones still come with a leather lining, 3M reflective on the upper, metallic mesh on the side panel and tongue as well as other details the clearly draw parallels to the Air Max 97. This sneaker will release tomorrow, Saturday, August 2nd for $125 to Urban Edge doors. Much thanks to Proper for the shots of a side-by-side comparison.
Canceled Air Max 97 Air Force 1 with full length Max Air