Model: Air Max 97
Key Features: The Air Max 97 features a predominantly silver upper constructed of mixed materials. Red, green, and blue detailing shout out the “Start,” “A,” and “B” buttons on a Nintendo 64 controller, while a yellow Max Air sole unit is a nod to the “C” buttons. Nike branding on the tongue tags is replaced with the words “Power” and “Reset,” and the ESRB rating logo is printed on the insole. The Air Max branding on the heel tab is rendered in a Nintendo-style font.
Release Date: September 25
Price: €180 / $170
Editor’s Notes: Following leaked product images of the Nintendo 64-inspired Nike Air Max 97, Nike has officially announced a September 25 release date for the sneaker in the US. Nike calls the sneaker “atmosphere grey” on its site, as there is no official Nintendo co-branding anywhere on the shoe. The colors and tongue tag detailing are an unofficial nod to the Japanese gaming titan and a much-loved machine that was launched in 1996.
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