While the Air Max 97 in its original form continues to be one of Nike’s most popular sneakers, the Swoosh Brand knows that adding new looks to the revered silhouette will only help keep it energized. On this particular “Purple Smoke” variety, Nike has opted to add a new-look print to its midsole in a slightly darker shade of purple. It is unclear where the Swoosh got its inspiration for this print, but its abstract spots add a new and unique aesthetic to the speed bullet train-inspired silhouette. Peep an official set of images below and stay tuned for release details as they come. While you wait, be sure to check out our Sneaker Release Dates page for even more on all Nike shoes.
Update: The “Purple Smoke” Air Max 97s are available now at Finish Line
Nike Air Max 97
Style Code: AQ8760-200