ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001
Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001
Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001
Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001
Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001

The Nike Air Max 97 Broods in ‘Bred’
Release: 12 August 2022

Style Code: DV3486-001

Colourway: Black/University Red

News of this release was first published on March 28, 2022.

Update August 11, 2022: Over a month since it was originally scheduled to release, the Nike Air Max 97 'Bred' is now due to drop on August 12.

Update July 27, 2022: Nope, not yet. Let's hope it's third time lucky for the Nike Air Max 97 'Bred', which has now been rescheduled to August 4.

Update July 14, 2022: The release date for the Nike Air Max 97 'Bred' has been revised to July 19.

Update June 29, 2022: The Air Max 97 'Bred' will be available directly from Nike on July 12. Hit the link below to prepare for the release.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Max 97 so, besides from some OG colourways returning, the brand looks to rework some classic combinations from their wider catalogue onto the popular model. ‘Bred’, or black and red, has appeared on the AM97 countless times, but the Swoosh are able to keep it fresh every time it appears. This edition achieves that by changing up the materials on the upper.

There’s not much to report on the colourway front as it’s pretty much an all black upper with choice red accents on the Swoosh branding, heel tab and outsole accents. However, a closer study of the materials reveals an impressive depth of texture. The main mudguards are tumbled leather, which is a nice change from smooth synthetic. This is then met by grill-like mesh underlays for the remainder of the top section, before being overlaid by reflective strips, just like the OG editions. This time however, the reflective remains black when not shone on for a stealthy look. Of course, being the AM97, the soles have Air cushioning the entirety of its length.

Find these Air Max 97s at Nike retailers in coming months, alongside the numerous colours that are expected to arrive this year.

Nike Air Max 97 Bred DV3486-001

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