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Featuring the OG’s ripple design that was inspired by Japanese bullet trains, the Nike Air Max 97 lets you push your style full speed ahead. Taking the revolutionary full-length Nike Air unit that shook up the running world and adding fresh details, it lets you ride in first-class comfort.
Nike Air Max Origins
Revolutionary Air technology first made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Air Max 1 debuted with visible Air technology in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air cushioning—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking color combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.