The Nike Air Max 97 Premium Men's Shoe features a sleek combination upper and classic cushioning for lasting comfort.
Textile with leather or synthetic leather delivers premium comfort
Full-length Max Air unit provides premium cushioning
Rubber outsole enhances durability
Colorways 203 and 204 contain pig leather
Shown: Black/Varsity Red/White
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 color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.