Day or night. Standing still or in full gait. The Air Max 97 courses with energy. In light, the water-ripple lines and full-length Max Air cushioning project perpetual motion. In the dark, the reflective piping flips the switch. Twenty years old and it still looks like the future. Now in a new, mysterious, Obsidian colourway inspired by molten rock, teeming with multi-coloured details.
•Leather, synthetic or textile upper depending on the colour
•Foam sole with Max Air cushioning
Air Max 97 Origins
Nike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Two years after the Nike Air Max 95 brought Visible Air to the forefoot, the Nike Air Max 97 arrived with the very first full-length unit. The shoe made a huge splash in the running world, as anticipated by its ripple-effect design lines. It's still making waves over two decades later.