Leave it to Riccardo Tisci to bring his high-fashion inclinations to the Nike Air Max 97. The head-turning silhouette featuring those iconic wavy side panels has seen a number of quickstrike releases throughout 2017 in honor of the model’s 20th-anniversary celebration, and while we’re still waiting on a widespread release for the Silver Bullets, the Riccardo Tisci x NikeLab Air Max 97 Mid is the latest iteration of the retro to steal the show.
Blessed with a full grain leather in black with contrast white stitching throughout, Tisci upgrades the new mid-top form with metallic gold accents on the Swoosh and ‘RT’ branding on the tongue to match the premium lace tips. A simple white midsole highlights the full volume visible air units below. This is by far the most premium offering throughout the Air Max Day celebration that’s dominated the month of March thus far, and today we finally get some release info on the upcoming collaboration. Stick with us, because it’s a little complicated: Rome will get a first shot at the Tisci Nike Air Max 97 on March 17th followed by a release in Asian territories on March 24th and European retailers on March 26th.
Check out a preview of this luxe AM97 remix below and stay tuned for updates regarding a stateside release right here on Sneaker News.
Riccardo Tisci x NikeLab Air Max 97 Mid
Release Date: March 17th, 2017 (Rome)
Release Date: March 24th, 2017 (Asia)
Release Date: March 26th, 2017 (Europe)
Color: Black/Metallic Gold-Anthracite-White
Style Code: 913314-001