Amidst its 30th anniversary, a steady stream of propositions culminated in the return of the widely-regarded “Silver Bullet” Nike Air Max 97. Since its seldom return to past outfits and color blocking, titular tonal placement has run rampant across Christian Tresser’s design, now opting for a dark, gloomy aesthetic akin to the suit of LEGO Batman.
The pitch-dark scheme of Will Arnett’s voiced Dark Knight mirrors a near-clad jet-black upper on the pair, coating its mesh upper, tongue construction, sole unit and surrounding cracked leather overlays in the consuming colorless hue. Color-matched at its nylon sock liner and adjacent pull tabs, the first instigation of Batman’s silver detailing extends to the base layer of the tongues tab in tandem with a miniature Swoosh placed at the forefoot. Bringing the brightly toned bat symbol to life via vibrant yellow midfoot and tongue Swooshes, the entirety of the see-through Air Max tooling underfoot indulges in the luminous offering while the heel’s pull tab reads “AIR” in yellow and “MAX” in grey.
While we sit tight on further release details, enjoy official images of the grade school exclusive Nike Air Max 97 “Black and Yellow” below in the meantime.
In other news from the Beaverton-based brand, the Nike KD 3 is receiving its first retro in the form of his 2011 “All-Star” colorway.
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Nike Air Max 97
Release Date: 2023
Grade School: N/A Style Code: FD9777-001