Nike Air Max 97 “Leopard Tongue” DX8973-100

The 25th anniversary celebration of the Nike Air Max 97 has gotten countless sneakerheads excited for a re-release of the model’s original “Silver Bullet” style. And while the inaugural colorway is set to return before the end of 2022, Christian Tresser’s design is exploring other sets first.

Recently, the groundbreaking Air Max proposition appeared in a predominantly White, Green, and Brown colorway. At a quick glance, the pair simply lines up with other Nike Sportswear options geared up for fall, but closer inspection reveals more. The tongues are coated in a leopard print that works in tandem with the barely discernable scale-like patterns wrapped around the shoe just above the midsole. An eye-catching pop of red animates branding to the tongue, spine and outsole, offering heritage alongside fashion-forward elements.

Enjoy official images of the pair ahead and anticipate a Nike.com launch soon.

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Nike Air Max 97
Release date: 2022
Color: N/A

Men: N/A
Style code: DX8973-100

Darryl A. Chapin