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.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 97, Nike is bringing back some of the most beloved colorways of this popular model. First it was the original "Metallic Silver" or "Silver Bullet" colorway, and next up is the Nike Air Max 97 "Metallic Gold". Featuring an iconic Nike design that was inspired by the Japanese Bullet Train, this rendition also has an arresting Metallic Gold upper, reflective lines that wraparound the shoe, and of course, a visible full-length Max Air cushioning unit.