In the last few months, Nike has put the phrase “Certified Fresh” on many of their classic shoes, starting with the Air Force 1, Dunk, and Blazer. Soon, a number of new silhouettes will be added to the collection, including but probably not limited to the Nike Air Max 97.
The gum outsole ties the shoe’s color blocking together
Even though the collection is a whole, no two pairs are exactly the same. The same is true here: this Air Max 97 still uses pastel colors, but it plays with these light greens and blues in different ways by using them on the shoe’s branding, laces, and layers of suede. Neutral colors like grey on the mudguard, gum on the outsole, and light cream on the midsole and most of the upper balance out these bright colors.
The Nike Air Max 97 is a shoe that doesn’t need much of an intro. Its look is instantly recognizable, and its popularity keeps growing year after year. It’s not often that we see a new version of the classic ’97, but the “Certified Fresh” edition takes the retro runner in an entirely new direction.