20 YEARS AND COUNTING
The Nike Air Max 97 Men's Shoe keeps the sneaker favorite going strong with the same design details that made it famous: water-ripple lines, reflective piping and full-length Max Air cushioning.
Leather, synthetic or textile upper depending on color
Foam sole with Max Air cushioning
Shown: Ale Brown/Elemental Gold/Desert Ore/Black
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.