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Nike Air Max 97 Premium EM “Silver Bullet”

December 3rd, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Joining its OG Air Max brethren in the EM transformation is the Air Max 97 in the standard ‘Silver Bullet’ colorway. The 97s have displayed the most unique use of Engineered Mesh, serving as the primary base of the shoe (which, we should mentioned, was already a mesh material) with a distinct pattern giving the ‘performance’-anchored design an unprecedented visual appeal. Like all the other Air Max EM models, the ‘Silver Bullet’ 97 EM is headed for a release this January at retailers worldwide, so flip through the detailed gallery below for a better look and let us know if you think Engineered Mesh on the 97 is a good fit.

Nike Air Max 97 EM

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Nike Air Max 97 Premium “Blackend Blue”

November 9th, 2012 by | 6 comments

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The Air Max 97 is already Nike Sportswear’s most mesh-heavy classic runner, so pairing this track-inspired design with even more breathable speed is only going to make it better. The Nike Air Max 97 Premium pictured above features Nike’s all new Engineered Mesh material that, like the leather tracks that surround it, are dipped in the purplish Blackend Blue shade. The shift to a more dynamic mesh along with two-tone ticked laces and a speckled midsole gives these quite a lot of depth for what is on paper a simple purple/white design, and you can see more photos below for this February 2013 release.

Nike Air Max 97 Premium
Blackend Blue/Strata Grey/Royal

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Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet” – 2013 Retro

November 6th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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“History of Air” is getting a bit of an unofficial revisiting in 2013 as news of the Silver Bullet 97s are confirmed for a release this January. For those not familiar, Nike embarked on a retrospective of its most iconic Air Max models as part of a celebratory gesture for the Air Max 360; since then, the Silver Bullet Air Max 97s were released a few more times, and this January ’13 release means that Nike intends for these original Air Maxes (like the Neon 95) to be on everyone’s feet. If you already have a pair, you can afford to pass on this release, but for those lacking, keep your eye out for these this coming January.

Nike Air Max 97
Metallic Silver/Varsity Red-Black-White

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Nike Sportswear Retro 2013 Preview

October 30th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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With 2012 rapidly wrapping up it’s about time to start looking ahead to the next year, Sneaker News helping you to do just that with this pretty sizable preview from Nike Sportswear featuring a gang of choice retro models. What’s included? The Nike Air Max 90 (the likes of Premium and that EM ‘City Pack’), the Nike Air Max 97 EM, a continued treatment for the Nike Air Safari, the Nike Air Flight ’89, some all new Nike Pre Montreal mock-ups, and more. Click through with us to check out this extended preview of what to expect come next year from Nike Sportswear and let us know which of these myriad retro models you’re feeling the most.

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Nike Air Max 97 “Italy”

October 22nd, 2012 by | 2 comments

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Italy is responsible for arguably the most stunning pair of Nike Air Max 97s ever released, a luxurious leather build limited to just under 1700 pairs.  This latest AM97 release is constructed in a somewhat more familiar form mixing patent leather and mesh, but its tri-striped tongue and heel loops pull the black/white design toward the Mediterranean boot-shaped country with equal parts red, white and green.  These aren’t individually numbered but figure to still be a tough cop for US sneakerheads as a Foot Locker Europe exclusive, so have a closer look below and let us know if you’re able to import a pair.

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Nike Air Max EM “Sunset Pack”

October 15th, 2012 by | 6 comments

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Prepare for Engineered Mesh to be an ongoing trend within the Air Max classics genre, because on top of the OG and new colorways of EM-built Air Maxes, there’s a ‘pack’ featuring the Air Max 1, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, and Air Max 97 coming our way. All four colorways feature a orange-to-yellow gradient effect on the Engineered Mesh upper to achieve the effect of a sunset, with black nubuck mudguards amounting to the contrast on the upper. Expect these to arrive during the Summer 2013 season, so check out all four after the jump and let us know what you think about the use of this contemporary Engineered Mesh on older models.

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Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse “Gym Red”

October 10th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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The Air Max 97 never tried to fit in and this spirit has been thoroughly manifested in a series of monochromatic colorways on its Hyperfuse offspring. The Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse returns with a style similar to this summer’s orange/yellow/blue trio, achieving an all-over Gym Red look the likes of which has been quite popular in the basketball scene of late. Let us know what you think of this ‘raging’ red Air Max 97 HYP after you’ve seen more photos below and find a pair today at Nike Sportswear stockists like Oneness.

Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse
Gym Red/Gym Red-Black-Neutral Grey

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