Earthy, Textured Tooling Arrives on the Air Max 97
The Air Max 97 has seen it all since its rebirth just two years ago. From deconstructed OFF-WHITE takes to sole swaps courtesy of Sean Wotherspoon — and even crystal-encrusted uppers via Austria’s Swarovski. It’s clear that the iconic speeding bullet-inspired design is open to experimentation. And while the nest rendition to surface opts for new toolings, it’s relatively tame compared to those mentioned earlier.
Rocking a grey mesh upper, the sneaker is paired with earthy-beige and brown wavy overlays, the lower two sporting a reptilian-like texture. The warm Sepia Stone mudguard arrives textured, too, donning a hexagon/honeycomb-esque detail. More textures appear by way of the dark beige midfoot Swoosh panel, arriving with the same reptilian effect as the lower waves. Completing the texture-tooled design are sail midsoles, earthy-brown Air Max units — with those two colors splitting the outsole — and quick flashes of Bright Crimson on the Swoosh branding, heel pulls and sporadically on the outsole.
Take a peep at the official images below, and with pairs already arriving at stores throughout Asia, you can expect a Stateside release to hit Nike.com very, very soon.
Nike Air Max 97 Premium
Style Code: 312834-205
Color: Moon Particle/Bright Crimson-Sepia Stone
Release Date: Summer 2019