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Nike Air Max 97 ‘Radiant Red’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Radiant Red’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Radiant Red’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Radiant Red’
Nike Air Max 97 ‘Radiant Red’

The Nike Air Max 97 Rumbles in ‘Radiant Red’
Release: TBC

The Nike Air Max 97 is preparing to rumble in ‘Radiant Red’, after official images emerged of a colourway that makes full use of the silhouette’s wavy upper. Rocking a scheme that includes black, white, ‘Wolf Grey’ and ‘Radiant Red’, this AM97 could quickly become a go-to option in even the most stacked Air Max rotation. 

Across Nike’s long lineage of Air Max designs, one of the consistent elements 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 97, Christian Tresser, has since explained that the layered uppers represent ripples of water in a pond, and that the famous silver colouration of that OG was actually inspired by the ‘metal finishes like aluminum and polished titanium’ on BMX bikes. Regardless of which origin story you choose to believe, it’s undeniably that the AM97 has left an indelible mark on the sneakersphere.

Pairs of this ‘Radiant Red’ rendition are expected to burst onto the scene on November 9, so be ready to hit Nike and selected Swoosh stockists when the time comes. 

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