Nike celebrates a lot of anniversaries at once, but the 40th anniversary of the Air Force 1 is the most important one in 2022. The Air Max 97 also has a birthday—its 25th birthday, to be exact. As we move into the second half of the year, the famous “Silver Bullet” color is coming back to the Christian Tresser design.

These colorways are a tribute to the high-tech bullet trains

The “Silver Bullet,” which came out for the last time in 2017, was inspired by Japan’s high-tech bullet trains. In a nod to the original, the silhouette has a Silver Metallic finish on most of its parts, from the mesh inserts to the leather panels. Also, reflective strips are tucked in between the many layers on the side. These make the shoe look brighter, along with the “Varsity Red” accents on the Swooshes and the details on the outsole.


Sneakerheads who have been waiting on pins and needles for this shoe since it was announced can’t go wrong with the “Silver Bullet.” The official pictures from NIKE show that it’s a solid colorway that will be popular with fans of both the Air Max 1 and the Air Max 97.