For years, female sneakerheads have been stuck with far fewer options than their male counterparts, especially when it comes to the classics.
Those looking to cop the best releases were often stuck picking off the smallest sizes available in a men’s run, or grabbing youth sizes if a drop happened to be available in GS form. Otherwise, they had to settle for releases in stereotypical colourways.
Thankfully that’s all changed in recent years as brands have (finally) crafted more coveted kicks in women’s sizes, including a bunch of ladies exclusives. The best part of the change, though, is that women are finally getting their own versions of the most iconic silhouettes — and there’s nothing particularly stereotypical about them. And at the forefront? The smooth bullet train—inspired lines of the Christian Tresser—designed Air Max 97.
Below, we take a look at some of the best women’s AM97s that the Swoosh has offered up this season.