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The history of Air Max 97

At the heart of innovation since 1972, nike continued to push the limits of technology in 1997 with the release of theAir Max 97. The silhouette was designed by Christian Tresser, a young footwear designer who was inspired by Japanese high -speed trains, especially with their aerodynamic curves. We then notice in one of the embroidery on the upper which embody fluid movements which could be inspired by the undulations of water and performance bikes. Recognized to be the first shoe Air Max to have a bubble ofair which covers the entire length of the sole, Air Max 97 provides optimal cushioning and guarantees lasting comfort. Basketball has notably introduced the hidden lacing system which is now used on several silhouettes of running nike.

nike Air Max 97 OG

Like the Air Max 1 with color OG Red from 1987, the Air Max 97 also has its original color nicknamed "Silver Bullet". Mythical model of the history of sneakers, the metallic silhouette will have a dazzling success in Italy. At the time, the country was a crossroads of fashion where several trends are known, in Milan, Rome and Naples. The futuristic aspect of the Air Max 97 Thus seduces Italians and becomes a real essential in people of all ages and all sex. In the 2000s, the Air Max 97 Will be one of the best -selling sneakers in the country. She will even have the right to special editions that celebrate Italy.

The best models Air Max 97

In 2017, nike celebrates the 20th anniversary of the silhouette by offering us several special editions of the emblematic lowtop. It all starts with the Air Max 97 Ultra In collaboration with the London rapper Skepta. The pioneer of the Grime will be inspired by his trip to Essaouira, a port city of Morocco known for his local patterns. The latter will be located on the insole as well as on the Special Box. Then follows the very famous Air Max 97 Off-White ! Presented on the occasion of the collection The Ten of Virgil Abloh, the unstructured lowtop is part of the Ghosting range which follows the Revealing range. Immediate success among the sneakerheads, the 97 will experience a version Black, Menta and Elemental Rose In collaboration with the iconic Tenniswoman, Serena Williams. The same year, Off-White And Virgil Abloh have also reworked the iconic Air Max 90. To end the year in style, the Swoosh brand will organize the Air Max Day "Voting Foward", a competition that allowed several creatives to obtain their design marketed if they managed to harvest the most votes. And it is the Californian Sean Wotherspoon who will win the Grand Prix with his Air Max 97/1 Sean Wotherspoon. This hybrid model which takes up the upper of the 97 and the sole of the Air Max 1 will cause a real tidal wave in the sphere sneakers, everyone wanted to get the design In ribbed velvet. Exit in a very limited edition, it is one of the silhouette most popular with collectors. We will finish with the Air Max 97 Shanghai Kaleidoscope of Cash Ru, the Air Max 97 Seoul from Gwang Shin and the Air Max 97 London Summer of Love by Jasmine Lasode. These three special editions were released on the occasion of the program nike We air from 2018 with others Air Max 98 And Air Max 95

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