Two icons collide in the Nike Air Max 97 Plus: the flaming construct of the Air Max Plus upper, and the Air Max 97’s lightweight heel-to-toe Air-Sole unit technology. Originally released in 2008, this iconic hybrid is back once again a decade later and now available at sportscene.
Combining the supportive construction of the original Air Max Plus with the famous cushioning of the Air Max 97, the Nike Air Max 97 Plus offers the best of both worlds in a comfortable and iconic hybrid silhouette.
Nike Air Max Origins
Nike’s revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking colour combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.
Air Max 97
With design heavily inspired by nature and materials, the Air Max 97 was the first of its kind to feature a hidden lacing system as well as a full-length, one-piece Air Max bubble that ran along the entire shoe, providing comfort and undeniable style. Having stood the test of time, the Air Max 97 now lives in the balance between futuristic and retro, and is sure to turn heads for years to come.
Air Max Plus
Nike’s revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. In 1998, the Air Max Plus introduced a cushioning system that “tuned” Air-Sole units to specific parts of the foot, giving runners more stability and support. The shoe’s sunset colourways and wavy design lines, inspired by wind-blown beachscapes, garnered a cult-like following that grew into a cultural phenomenon.
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