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The Nike Air Max 97 Is The Newest Addition To The “Futura” Family

The Nike Air Max 97 Is The Newest Addition To The “Futura” Family

Nike is constantly rethinking the designs of their most beloved classics, ushering in models the likes of the Air Jordan 1 Zoom CMFT and Air Force 1 Fontanka. The Air Max line-up, too, has proffered its fair share of experiments, with 2022 marking the debut of the Air Max 90 Futura. And as a result of the latter’s success, the Swoosh is adding another icon to the family: the Air Max 97.

A relatively sizable departure from Christian Tresser’s initial vision, the Nike Air Max 97 Futura echoes the contemporary design ethos of its Air Max 90-shaped counterpart. But whereas the latter retained much of the original shape, the 97 opts for a look that’s both taller as well as somewhat bulkier. The model — alongside swapping out its sole for a platform-sized variant — has made a number of tweaks to its construction: in addition to rearranging the entirety of the paneling, the upper features extra padding around the heel and collar as well as what is essentially a hidden placket.

The Nike Air Max 97 Futura should be available soon via Nike.com and select retailers. As we await more info, enjoy a close-up look at the shoe in its GS size ahead.

In other news, a first look at the 2023 Air Jordan 8 Playoffs was shared last night.

WHERE TO BUY

Nike Air Max 97 Futura

SKU: FB4496-300
RETAIL PRICE: $N/A
RELEASE DATE: 2024

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