Official Images: Nike Air Max 97 ‘Silver Bullet’ 2022 Retro
2022 marks some major sneaker milestones, and one that Nike aren’t forgetting is the 25th anniversary of the shiny Air Max 97 in its OG ‘Silver Bullet’ colourway. The Christian Tresser classic hasn’t aged a day thanks to its futuristic styling and literally flashy colourway, and now both diehard fans and newcomers can enjoy the latest reissue that is due this year.
Official images have emerged of the 2022 retro, and most sneakerheads will know exactly what they’re getting. The all-silver upper alternates between smooth synthetic, breathable mesh and reflective strips, earning its straightforward ‘Silver Bullet’ nickname. There are some subtle pops of colour that prevent the shoe looking like a Tin Man PE, namely the red hits on the embroidered arch Swooshes, tongue branding and pull tabs.
Furthermore, the almost full-length Air Max sole remains one of the model’s idiosyncratic points, bridging the heel and forefoot cushioning units together. It’s also worth nothing the multicoloured outsole, which sees white and red strips weaving between the black rubber tread.
Barring shipping delays, the Air Max 97 ‘Silver Bullet’ 2022 retro will arrive at Nike retailers this year. In the meantime, learn how this sneaker became a cult favourite over in Italy here.