A nod to the country that favored the model before the hype.
Nike‘s popular Air Max 97 model in “Metallic Gold” is one of the most sought-after takes on the OG “Silver Bullet” model. The clunky sneaker may have international prominence now, but Italian sneakerheads were the first to champion the AM97 as a streetwear staple long before the rest of the world caught on, and this special “Italy” edition is a nod to the country.
The Air Max 97 “Italy” stays true to the model’s OG blueprints, featuring a “Metallic Gold” leather and textile upper, embroidered mini Swooshes and a full-length visible Max Air sole unit – what’s new is the Italian flag detailing at the tongue tab and heel tab.
The “Metallic Gold” Nike Air Max 97 “Italy” edition will hit European retailers on January 18 for a retail price of $160 USD.