With the classic 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 details, it lets you ride in comfort.
Synthetic upper addd comfort and durability.
Mesh underlays help keep it airy.
Plush and comfortable, Max Air cushioning has just the right amount of support.
Foam midsole feels springy.
Hidden lacing system was a first of its kind and delivers a streamlined look.
Shown: Orange Chalk/Rattan/Metallic Gold/Cashmere
Nike Air Max Origins
Revolutionary Air technology first made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Air Max 1 debuted with visible Air technology in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air cushioning—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.