With its sleek-and-speedy bullet-train inspired shape, the Nike Air Max 97 is a sublime summertime sneaker, and now it’s surfaced in a smooth new “Sanded Purple” colorway. Despite the name, the upper offers a plethora of blue tones, ranging from a dark bluish-grey that’s almost navy on the mesh base to a mix of elegant medium hues on the multitude of overlays. This tonal ethos then crescendos with a smattering of details that almost approach periwinkle with their light and airy look towards the tongue. Down below, a white midsole and outsole encase a full-foot ice blue Air Max unit to complete the refreshing look. These new 97s are available now on Nike.com for $160 USD, so grab a pair today, and for more news on the ever-popular retro runner, be sure to check out this Air Max 97 Nintendo 64, a colorway that’s seemingly inspired by the famed gaming console.
Nike Air Max 97
Color: Sanded Purple/Stellar Indigo/White/Football Grey
Style Code: 921826-500
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