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Featuring the original 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 colours, it lets you ride in first-class comfort.
Synthetic upper keeps the fluid look of the original while adding comfort and durability.Mush underlays help keep it airy.
Originally designed for performance running, the full-length Max Air unit adds soft, lasting comfort.
Foam midsole feels springy.
Rubber outsole adds traction and durability.
Hidden lacing system was a first of its kind, and allows for a streamlined look
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.