The Nike Air Max 97 Increases Its VoltageRelease: TBC
The Nike Air Max 97 is set to increase its voltage, leveraging Beaverton’s beloved ‘Volt’ hue for an eye-catching impact. Otherwise dressing in a fairly neutral combo of grey, black and white, this colourway livens things up by applying ‘Volt’ to the branding points, the visible Air unit, and a couple of strips across the outsole. As with many AM97 releases, reflective hits have been added to the wavy uppers so this shoe shines just as brightly when the sun goes down.
One of the most consistent design elements throughout Nike’s long lineage of Air Max models is that they are built for speed. According to sneaker mythology, the Air Max 97 design was inspired by a Japanese bullet train – hence the ‘Silver Bullet’ moniker given to the OG colourway. However, the mind behind the AM97, Christian Tresser, has previously explained that the layered uppers represent ripples of water in a pond. Regardless of which origin story you run with, the Air Max 97 sure has left an indelible mark on the sneakersphere.
Pairs of this high voltage Air Max 97 are expected to hit Nike and selected Swoosh stockists quite soon.
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