ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'

This Nike Air Max 97 Is Mesmerising When the Sun Goes Down
Release: TBC

Nike have revealed an Air Max 97 that is mesmerising when the sun goes down, the usual reflective details enhanced with special details on the sides and the tongue. While 3M reflective highlights are nothing new on an Air Max model, they usually stick to the usual lines, not the captivating pattern seen here.

,Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'
Nike Air Max 97 'Reflective'

While many believe that the Air Max 97’s shape was modelled on the design of a Japanese bullet train – hence the ‘Silver Bullet’ nickname given to the OG colourway – the shoe was actually inspired by ripples of water in a pond. And that unmistakable upper has released in a steady stream of colourways since its late-90s debut, including the recent ‘South Beach’ schemecoral cork edition, and pastel piece.

As for that original ‘Silver Bullet’ colourway, it was actually based on bicycle design, and forged a particularly strong connection with Italy’s burgeoning sneaker scene of that time. You can read all about that story here.

Pairs of this mesmerising Air Max 97 are expected to hit Nike and selected Swoosh stockists very soon. 

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