NIKE AIR MAX 97


Behind the Design

Visible Air. Radically evolved. Behind the design of the Nike Air Max 97.

The nature of it was water dropping into a pond. The water would drop and radiate out to the Air unit

Christian Tresser
Three decades since the Air Max 1, visible Air cushioning has evolved radically. The Air Max 180 introduced 180 degrees of visible Air, followed by the Air Max 93 that brought the new technique of blow-moulding into the process. What was to come four years later was a revolutionary technique that brought full-length, visible Air cushioning to the Nike area. Introducing the Air Max 97.
The inspiration behind Christian Tresser's upper design? Nature's most beloved resource - aqua. 

"The nature of it was water dropping into a pond. The water would drop and radiate out to the Air unit".


The Air Max 97 has paved the way for plenty of models since - an Air innovation that will influence future icons. Shop now at our Nike Factory Outlet store this season.


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