SNEAKER HISTORY: Nike Air Max 97

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The Nike Air Max 97 Bullet is set to return December 14th. The only catch is, you’ll have to be a resident of Western Europe, or at least have a plug who lives out there. This silhouette is considered a timeless classic that continues to shape the way we view footwear. Introduced in 1997, this model was the first to feature full-length Air Max cushioning. From a visual standpoint, consumers weren’t able to compare this sneaker to anything they’d seen. Completely covered in 3M material, the Nike Air Max 97 caught the attention of practically everyone.
The sleekness of the shoe is inspired by the high-speed Japanese Bullet Train. The sneaker’s lightweight nature allowed athletes to experience a newfound sense of weightlessness. Initially, the Nike Air Max 97 was much more popular in Europe than the United States. It wasn’t long before demand grew stateside, resulting in an array of colorways. Today the sneaker has returned numerous times, pleasing OG sneakerheads. If you have an OG cherish them, as a piece of footwear history. Good Luck to anyone attempting to score a pair next week.

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