In 2016, two years before the Air Max 98 would make its true retail return, the crew at Supreme resurrected the Gundam runner with a quartet of new colourways. Patent leather was openly embraced on three of the four, and now a new Air Max 97 has emerged that bears a strong resemblance to the colab collection's red make-up.
Like the AM98 before it, this upcoming release features a silvery mesh upper, 3M hits and blood red patent leather mudguard. It remains to be seen whether this is an intentional homage or pure coincidence – but we'll know for sure if a snakeskin-inspired AM97 emerges in the coming months!
No release date has been announced for this new red patent leather Nike Air Max 97, but with official shots already on the loose, a drop can't be far off.