Nike has said that Japan is good at festivals and using indigo dye. Like the Air Max 95 that came out a few weeks ago, this Air Max 97 shows respect for Japan by featuring a Koi, also called a Nishikigoi, which is one of their most prized fish.
This shoe’s distinctiveness is enhanced by the colors and level of detailing
Compared to its above-mentioned counterpart, this Air Max 97 has much brighter colors. First of all, the suede on the mudguard is a bright gold. This finish also stands out on the lace unit, the leather trims next to it, and the fish scale pattern on the tongue and side. The rest of the shoe, besides the insoles, is mostly made of white neutrals. The insoles, on the other hand, are black, which helps draw attention to the Koi fish that are printed on the shoe.
Combining Koi fish with fish scales may seem unusual, yet it works for this Nike Air Max 97. Given the success of prior KOI Air Max launches, anticipate the same here. This is a stylish sneaker with a unique feature that sets it distinct from others.