Behind the design of the Air Max 97

In the past three decades, visible Air cushioning has evolved radically. The Air Max 180 introduced 180 degrees of visible Air and was followed by the Air Max 93 which brought new blow-molding techniques into the process. Four years later, in 1997’s Air Max 97, full-length visible Air cushioning would become a reality thanks to these innovations. Nature’s most beloved resource inspired designer Christian Tresser when creating this shoe’s upper. Since then, several models have been created that would not have been possible without the Air Max 97’s creation. Innovation will continue to pave the way for future icons for years to come.

Silver bullet Air Max 97

Christian Tresser, who worked on the OG colorway of the Air Max 97, said he was inspired by the silver bullet trains from Japan. However, this explanation may not be far-fetched: The Air Max 97 was inspired by mountain bikes, not trains. The metallic surfaces of the titanium metal frame with silver aluminum finish were the key inspiration for the shoe’s silver mesh. Still, “Silver Bullet” sounds cooler than “Silver Bike,” which is why that name stuck instead.

More than a cool colorway

In addition to the outlandish amount of overlays, Tinker Hatfield designed a shoe with visible Air-units in the heel, midfoot and forefoot areas. This was a revolution for people on the running track and a big step for Nike’s technology development.

Sean Wotherspoon

Sean Wotherspoon, designed a shoe that uses an Air Max 97 upper with an Air Max 1 outsole and midsole. The multicolor corduroy upper was inspired by vintage Nike hats, and brainstorming with his close friends who are sneakerheads and have a keen understanding of what makes a great sneaker. The Air Max 97 was always one of Sean Wotherspoon’s favorite sneakers. With the endless possibilities to design this sneaker, he accepted the challenge.

Future releases of the Air Max 97

With more Air Max 97 releases in the future, we can say for sure that Nike is not going to stop with this magnificent model. So if you want to cop the newest of the newest Nike Air Max 97 be sure to check out the release calendar, so you know when and where the new ones are releasing. We also have other Air Max models available such as the Air Max 90, Air Max 270, and Air Max 95

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Air Max Terrascape 97 ‘Triple Black’

$174,28
Looking to nature for inspiration, the Nike  Air Max Terrascape 97 lets you push your style full speed ahead. Made from at least 20% recycled materials by weight, nearly every detail is thoughtfully crafted with some recycled content. Upping the ante, durable foam in the midsole and rubber on.

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Nike Air Max 97 ‘Next Nature Black Dark Smoke Grey’ W

Push your style full speed ahead in the Nike Air Max 97, featuring the original's ripple design that was inspired by Japanese bullet trains. Taking the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit that shook up the running world and adding fresh colours, it lets you ride in first-class.

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Nike Air Max 97 ‘OG Silver Bullet’

$141,31
Push your style full speed ahead with the Nike Air Max 97 OG. Its iconic design takes inspiration from water droplets and Japanese bullet trains. Full-length Nike Air cushioning lets you ride in first-class comfort.

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Nike Air Max 97 ‘Triple Black’

$141,31
Featuring the original ripple design that was inspired by Japanese bullet trains, the Nike Air Max 97 lets you push your style full speed ahead.Taking the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit that shook up the running world and adding fresh colours, it lets you ride in first-class.

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Nike Air Max 97 ‘Triple White Wolf Grey’

$136,60
Featuring the original ripple design inspired by Japanese bullet trains, the Nike Air Max 97 lets you push your style full-speed ahead.Taking the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit that shook up the running world and adding fresh colours and crisp details, it lets you ride in first-class.

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Off-White x Air Max 97 ‘Menta’

$950,00
The Air Max 97 Off-White Menta is a sneaker that any Off-White and Nike fan will want to have. The sneakers feature a grey upper, multicolor Nike "Swoosh", grey midsole, and translucent outsole. They were released in October 2018. SKU - AJ4585-101

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