When Christian Tresser made the Nike Air Max 97 in 1997, he changed the way people thought about shoes with the swoosh logo. As the sneaker’s 25th anniversary approaches, the Swoosh has been putting it in a lot of interesting new styles.
Contrast of upper and center vamp overlay highlights design
Recently, a set for kids came out with muted black, shiny silver, and bright orange. Most of the upper is made of a mix of traditional materials, but the center vamp overlay adds a contrast that hasn’t been seen before. Midfoot panels on both sides of the Air Max shoe, on the other hand, have a non-standard “NIKE” print that goes all the way around and works with reflective materials to make the kid’s idea even more exciting.
Overall, this shoe pays a great tribute to the one that came before it. If you love the original Nike Air Max 97 but also want something new and exciting, this is the shoe for you. If you like the regular modern styles of Air Max shoes more, you might find this design a little less appealing.