Nike Air Max 97 “나이키 2002” South Korea Sneaker News

2002 may be a distant memory for many of us or perhaps a void of unconsciousness for others. For those of us who remember, that was the year Tom Brady, the NFL’s Benjamin Button, won his first Super Bowl against the St. Louis Rams. Similarly on the theme of sports, the FIFA World Cup first started in Asia thanks to a joint organization by Japan and South Korea.

Speaking of the latter, Nike recalls it to reintroduce the timeless Air Max 97 in a “나이키 2002” iteration. “나이키” simply means Nike in Korean, and while the caption from 2002 isn’t entirely clear, football fans will quickly think of the World Cup and Ronaldo Lima’s incredible hairstyle from that year, as well as Ronaldinho’s majestic floater over the entire England team. .

Back on the sneaker – the upper is made with a sleek mix of pure platinum and wolf gray suede, along with white mesh along the base. The shoe is completed with soft hits of Light Blue on the Swoosh, tongue and heel tab atop a White rubber outsole with an Air unit.

The Nike Air Max 97 “나이키 2002” doesn’t yet have a price or release date, but you can expect the sneaker to drop in the coming months. Follow all things Nike by downloading the SNKRS app.

In related news, the iconic Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet” makes a comeback.

Darryl A. Chapin