These New Air Max 97s Have Got us Keen as Mustard
The Nike Air Max 97 is quickly becoming the most critical piece of the Air Max retro puzzle — and rightfully so — thanks to it’s perfectly balanced, true gender-neutral design, which lends itself to a multitude of color blocking options and an array of ways to utilize materials. It is a timeless aesthetic which continues to dominate retailers shelves (and Nike’s profits!)
Next to surface on the bullet train-inspired silhouette is this blend of mustard yellow, white and gum, set to arrive in women’s sizes later this season. The upper opts for a tonal approach, so the used of materials is the key focus for this pair, with each section separated by differing materials. Mesh serves as the sneaker’s underlayer, with wavy streaks of leather, each arriving in different shades of yellow, providing the upper’s key overlays. The mudguard is made up of thick earthy-gold suede, with a classic gum outsole joining in the lower earthy hues — that is before it’s broken up by a stark white midsole. Capping off the design is tonal branding, laces and heel pulls, along with a vibrant golden-yellow visible Air unit peering through the sole’s wide windows.
Peep the full set of official images below, and expect these new ladies-only 97s to land on Nike.com over the coming weeks for $160.
Nike Air Max 97 WMNS
Style Code: 917646-700
Color: University Gold/Canyon Gold-Laser Orange-Gum