Nike Air Max 97 Leopard Tongue DX8973-100 Release Info

Whereas Nike certainly haven’t been shy about introducing new looks to the Air Max line, classics such as the Air Max 1 and Air Max 97 continue to receive a lot of attention. Since spring of this year, the Air Max 97 has celebrated its 25th anniversary with new looks like “Coconut Milk Fossil” and older ones like the infamous “Gold Bullet”. Now another new release hits the iconic runner with the “Leopard Tongue” colorway.

As expected, this “Leopard Tongue” look starts with the base of the tongue sporting a leopard print while a Swoosh in red sits atop black and white patches at the top. Beyond this bold inclusion, the shoe’s upper works with the layered look of the Air Max 97 using different colors and materials. White leather and mesh combine with gold corduroy and olive leather to complete the upper. Rounding out the detailing on this pair is an off-white midsole that sits atop a black outsole.

No release information regarding the Air Max 97 “Leopard Tongue” has yet surfaced. However, it should hit shelves soon via Nike and select retailers.

In other Swoosh news, official images of two more Union LA x Nike Cortez colorways have surfaced.

Darryl A. Chapin