Upon their initial release in September of 2017, Nike’s two-pack of Swarovski crystal-adorned Air Max 97s provided glittering, opulent takes on one of the most elegant Air Max ever created. At once elegant and bold, they featured tiny, densely clustered refractive crystal fabric that replaced the upper’s normal mudguard/bullet-train inspired overlays. They also came complete with a price tag that fit the luxury look — $400 USD. Now, it appears that the extravagant embellishment may be returning yet again on another classic 97 colorway: the “Metallic Gold,” recently premiered on Instagram. Featuring a familiar gold uper with hot red branded accents and a gold Air Max unit, the shoes offer a sparkling look that’s made possible by the thousands of crystals in the special Swarovski fabric. Enjoy a first look at the new kicks here, and check for the release on 12/26.
Nike Air Max 97 Swarovski
Release Date: December 26th, 2018
Color: Metallic Gold/Varsity Red-Black
Style Code: 927508-700