2020 is going to be an exciting year for sports, especially on an international scale as this Summer, the Olympics will be traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun to host its athletic competitions in Tokyo, Japan. And to celebrate the festivities, Nike is doing something extra special with their popular Air Max 97 silhouette by crafting five new renditions symbolic of the iconic multi-colored rings logo. Other than the fact that each take holds close ties to significant branding of the multi-sport events, the utilization of this silhouette makes complete sense as Christian Tresser – the original designer of the sneaker – drew heavy inspiration from Japanese bullet trains which eventually resulted in the wavy upper construction we’ve all come to know and admire today.
Included in the pack will be black, red, green, blue, and yellow offerings, all of which feature striped tongue tabs arranged with the same hues of the aforementioned emblem. Priced at $170 each, a few of these global-themed AM 97s are available now on Nike.com, so check out a store list here below and be on the lookout for more Olympic-style footwear options to spring up in the future.
Nike Air Max 97 “Olympic Rings” Pack
Style Code: CI3708-001 (Black)
Style Code: CI3708-600 (Red)
Style Code: CI3708-300 (Green)
Style Code: CI3708-400 (Blue)
Style Code: CI3708-700 (Yellow)
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