UPDATE: Riccardo Tisci's radical Nike Air Max 97 update has captured the imaginations of many – but with so many intrigued by this high-collared oddity, the shoe itself is likely to be a lot harder to catch. Soak up the new shots from NikeLab and start scheming on how you're going to get your feet into them when they drop on March 26.
UPDATE: Our first good look at the Riccardo Tisci Air Max 97 is here, and it looks solid. Keep your eyes peeled for the avant garde Air Max when it lands at NikeLAB accounts on March 26.
Long-time Nike collaborator and Italian fashion figure Riccardo Tisci has jumped back into the ring with a wild-looking Air Max 97. The collaboration comes as part of NikeLAB’s Vision-AIRS collection, which features new interpretations of well-known styles by a handful of fashion pioneers.
Tisci’s Air Max 97 has been designed with a mixture of references to Italian couture and streetwear. The collar has been converted to a mid-cut, with a zip-up stash pocket added to the tongue. Black synthetic leather and suede are contrasted by stark white midsoles and gold accents for a runway-ready vibe.
The Riccardo Tisci x NikeLAB Air Max 97 is set to release on Air Max Day, March 26. Stay tuned for more info.
– Originally published March 14, 2017