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Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'
Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'
Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'
Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'
Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'
Nike Air Max 97 'Coral Cork'

The Nike Air Max 97 Adds Coral to the Cork Collection
Release: TBC

Nike are continuing to expand their cork-infused sneaker collection, this time unveiling an Air Max 97 that uses a coral hue to match other members of the crew. So far, it seems Beaverton have favoured navy, cream and coral for this year’s cork range, which seems to be growing by the month.

Among this year’s better Swoosh silhouettes to adopt the impermeable buoyant material have been a darker Air Max 97, a coral-hued Air Max 95, an earth-toned AM95, a creamy Air Max 90, a denimesque AM95, and an ‘Obsidian’ AM90. Each of those examples, and including this AM97, have rocked a large embroidered image of the cork plant to really further that pleasant organic theme.

While many believe that the Air Max 97’s signature aesthetic was inspired by a Japanese bullet train, designer 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 coral-hued Air Max 97 are expected to land soon at Nike and selected Swoosh stockists.

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