2022 marks the anniversary of many centuries-old Nikes, from the Air Force 1 to the Air Max 97. And while less famous than its Bruce Kilgore-designed counterpart, the bullet train-inspired racer is soon to enjoy some notable releases, including but not limited to the return of the much-loved “Silver Bullet”. There are also quite a few online offerings on the calendar, the latest of which features a color combination close and dear to sneaker culture.
Far simpler than some of the Air Max 97’s recent appearances, this upcoming colorway is comprised almost entirely of black-colored fixtures. This neutral dresses the weight of the construction, from the mesh panels to the tumbled leather overlays. Adjacent branding, heel tab, and Air Units are coated in a silver metallic finish, paralleling the band of “Picante Red” that wraps around the shoe.
For a closer look at this upcoming Air Max 97, check out the official images below. These should hit Nike.com and select retailers soon, so hold on tight.
In other news, official images of the Nike Kyrie 8 University Red just surfaced.
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Nike Air Max 97
Release date: 2022
Colour: Black/Wolf Grey/Picante Red
Style code: FD0655-001