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Nike Sportswear Older Kids Air Max 97 (GS)
White/Metallic Silver/Violet Frost


Nike Sportswear Older Kids Air Max 97 (GS)

Stay true to OG running style with the Nike Sportswear Older Kids Air Max 97 (GS) in White/Metallic Silver/Violet Frost, featuring the classic low-top design inspired by Japanese bullet trains over comfortable Max Air cushioning.
Nike Sportswear Older Kids Air Max 97 (GS) refreshes the 1990 original, adding some new looks to the classic low-top design that was originally inspired by the Bullet trains of Japan, with a mix of mesh and synthetics offering breathable durability and bearing front-to-back reflective details.

Stitched leather overlays and padded collar shows off the heritage-filled past of the Air Max. Full-length visible Max Air unit offers cushioning for every footfall, showing off in eye-catching style and offering enhanced comfort for your everyday.

Air Max

First released in 1987, the Nike Air Max premiered some specific innovations that would later pop up again and again. Designed by the up-and-coming Tinker Hatfield, who had only been with Nike since ’85, the original AM was looking to push boundaries with brand-new Max Air cushioning and an architecturally inspired design. On top of new, ultra-soft Air cushioning, the iconic visible Air midsole would draw the eye and show off the tech in style. A few questioning voices believed that Tinker had gone too far, but the result speaks for itself – incredible comfort and a legacy of layered designs that lives on.


Nike have been designing, creating and collaborating on sport and street legends since 1964 – everyone wants a piece of the Swoosh. Their signature logo and "Just Do It" tagline can be seen on clothes, sneakers, boots, and accessories the world over, from football stadiums and basketball arenas to street hangouts and music festivals. With influential technology like Nike Air and style icons such as the classic Swoosh Hoodie, they’ve been setting trends and making waves since forever.

Whether you’re sitting back or stepping out, Nike offer a huge range of comfort and performance designs fit for every occasion.

Air Max 97

The Air Max 97 burst onto the scene in – you guessed it – 1997, arriving before the millennium and just in time to hit that future-technology sweet spot that the world was obsessed with. Catching the attention of sneakerheads and fashion enthusiasts alike with its layered “ripple” upper, its new and slick hidden lacing system completed the cool, curved design that would be parallelled with the iconic Japanese bullet train.

Designed by industry legend Christian Tresser, the Air Max 97's inspiration came from the rippling caused by a raindrop hitting a puddle, with its concentric lines and inset shaded elements flowing from front to back, all in full breathable mesh. All those waves sat atop a first-of-its-kind, full-length Air Max cushion that covered you from toe to heel, carefully engineered for durability and comfort.

Earning its nickname as the “The Silver Bullet” for its release colourway, the Air Max 97 was a cult classic that was adopted as a regular lifestyle piece by creatives, DJs, and artists alike across Europe.


• Synthetic leather provides durability and a classic feel like the original.
• As the first Nike shoe with visible heel-to-toe Air, the Max Air unit brings lightweight cushioning.
• Rubber sole provides durable traction.
• Classic laces
• Pull tabs on heel and tongue
• Reflective details

Additional Information

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  • Man. Ref: 921522-114
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