Expanding their ‘Metallic Gold’ pack, Nike just dropped two new colourways of the Air Max 97. Keeping everything that made the sneaker such a legend, the latest editions rep metallic silver and gold uppers – just in time for the festive period.
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Air Max 97 – The Design
Designed by Christian Tresser in 1997, Nike’s Air Max 97 has since become a major icon, with must-cop colourways, re-releases and new silhouettes flying out as soon as they land.
This sneaker first dropped in the iconic ‘Silver Bullet’ colourway and takes its inspiration from water dropping into a pond. Hence the wavy overlays! It was the first Nike trainer to come sat on a full-length, visible Air unit, which took cushioning next level!
The hidden lacing system is taken for granted now but back in ’97, it was a game-changer! An easy feature to overlook but a huge part of its DNA.
The Metallic Gold Pack
Nike’s latest drops are the 3rd and 4th instalment of their ‘Metallic Gold’ pack. Both sneakers merge two of the AM97s most iconic colourways; the Gold and Silver Bullets.
Each have a breathable textile upper that reps premium leather overlays in either gold or silver. With the legendary Air unit underfoot, they’re finished with a reflective detailing and a red, mini Swoosh embroidered to the sidewalls.
Cop the new collection here.