ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’,
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Coconut Milk’

‘Coconut Milk’ Pours Onto the Latest Cork-Inspired Nike Air Max 97
Release: 29 April 2021

‘Coconut Milk’ has been poured onto the Nike Air Max 97, as Beaverton unveil yet another cork-inspired design. Dressed in a tonal scheme that features ‘Coconut Milk’, ‘Lite Sienna’, and ‘Sesame’, this AM97 is blessed with cork hits on the outsole, and a single line around that signature wavy upper.

This is the latest in a growing collection of Nike silhouettes featuring the impermeable buoyant material best known as cork. Among this year’s highlights have been a darker Air Max 97, a pink-hued Air Max 95, an earth-toned AM95, a creamy Air Max 90, a denimesque AM95, and an ‘Obsidian’ AM90. Like all of those stablemates, this latest AM97 rocks a large embroidered image of the cork plant to really drive home the organic theme. 

While many believe that the Air Max 97’s signature aesthetic was inspired by a Japanese bullet train, the mind behind the design, Christian Tresser, says the layered uppers represent ripples of water in a pond. Regardless of which version you choose to believe, the Air Max 97 sure has left an indelible mark on the sneakersphere.

Pairs of this ‘Coconut Milk’ flavoured and cork-inspired Air Max 97 are expected to hit Nike and selected Swoosh stockists on April 29. 

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