The Nike Air Max 97 Men's Shoe brings back a running icon with a lightweight upgrade. It modernizes its retro design with a knit upper, welded overlays and a Max Air unit for long-lasting comfort.
Knit upper has a soft, textured feel
Max Air unit provides lightweight cushioning
Low-profile rubber offers durability
Welded design lines are inspired by the original Air Max 97 shoe
Shown: Black/Velvet Brown/Khaki
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.