20 YEARS AND MORE. The Nike Air Max 97 shoe carries on the tradition of your favorite sneaker with the same design details that made the original famous: lines reminiscent of water ripples, reflective profiles and full-length Max Air cushioning. Upper in leather, synthetic material or fabric according to color; foam sole with Max Air cushioning; rubber sole. Origins of the Air Max 97 shoe: the revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its debut in the Nike Footwear line in 1978. The 1987 marks the debut of the Nike Air Max 1, the first model with visible Air unit in the heel, showing fans the characteristics of the new technology , in addition to offering all the typical benefits of Air-Sole. The Nike Air Max 95 shoe brings the Air unit visible in the forefoot and two years later the Nike Air Max 97 model presents the first full-length unit. The shoe dives into the world of running, as anticipated by its lines of design that recall the ripples of water. Twenty years later it is still on the crest of the wave.
Full-length Max Air unit
Innovative lacing system