Most of nowadays sneakers were born during the '90s decade, but only Air Max 97 embody the spirit of change from that unique period: a strong yet classy pair of running sneakers that integrates Nike continuous technical news while staying true to the original design, turning into the perfect icon of lifestyle shoes. Created in 1997 by the outlandish designer Christian Tresser, the futuristic figure comes from the Bullet Train, the famous Japanese high-speed train linking north and south via the amazing Shinkansen railway line, even if Tresser himself admitted he tried to convey that streamlined effect similar to the concentric waves you could find in every pond when it's raining.Air Max Silver shade - named after the OG metallic colorway - has been influenced by Tresser interest in racing bikes, from which he grabbed shiny details and metallic hues: the early structure consists of a mesh & synthetic silver grey upper, placed atop a visible Air Cushioning running on the whole length of the sole - a real treaty of Nike technology. Overlooking Air Max insane hidden laces could be really easy if you focus on the reflective inserts on the upper, but this particular lacing system has made the 97 an absolute one-of-a-kind. Air Total Max - so called due to the full-length visible Air sole - have achieved a resounding success in Italy, where they've become a true fashion phenomenon, legitimizing the connection between sportswear and casual apparel. Now they're simply known as 'Silver' and the Air Max Gold release back in 1999 increased the legend of an unmatched silhouette that has been going through limited editions, exclusive collaborations - Skepta, Shady Records - and anniversary dedicated drops since day one. Versatile, sleek, bold: choose Air Max 97 to go wild!