The Oregon-based sportswear juggernaut is preparing to release its new take on the Nike Air Max 97 sneaker design. The legendary silhouette’s imminent “Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow” sneaker variant will be another release glorifying the 35th anniversary of Air Max as well as the 25th anniversary of the Air Max 97 model.
The imminent Nike Air Max 97 OG “Atlantic Blue and Voltage Blue” colorway will hit the shoe market on August 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. These sneakers will be delivered by partner retailers and Nike.com. Each pair can be used for $185.
The Nike Air Max 97 appears in Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow colorways
The shoe brand is flooding the shoe market with many new color blockings of the Nike Air Max 97 shoe, in addition to re-releasing its popular shoe models from the past to mark the two anniversaries.
Previously, in 2022, Nike unveiled various new makeovers including “Team Red”, “Set to Rise”, “Magic Ember” and “Obsidian”, in addition to reviving a previous “Silver Bullet” iteration. Between these freshly designed combinations, another “Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow” makeup will be available later in August.
Nike wrote about the origin and heritage of its famous Air Max on its website:
“Remember the revolution. 1987 saw the birth of the Air Max lineage, showcasing visible Air for the first time. What started as a cushioning experiment quickly became an icon on the trail and on the street. Over the years it has been redesigned and revamped, but the legacy still remains.
For the uninitiated, the “Neon” and “Atlantic Blue” variants of the Air Max 97 were re-released by Nike in 2017 to commemorate the shoe’s twentieth anniversary. The brand appears to be merging these two color palettes into one for the brand’s new hybrid redesign in 2022.
The description of the Nike Air Max 97 Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow shoe on the official webpage of the brand states,
“Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Air Max and the 25th anniversary of the beloved Air Max 97, this ‘Atlantic Blue’ style combines two iconic colorways last released in 2017 in a modern makeup. In classic AM97 style, Atlantic Blue and reflective striping ripple above a black mudguard, while a Voltage Yellow Air Max unit and Swoosh add an electrifying pop of color.
Uppers in the incoming “Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow” colorway are accented with additional hits of Black, White, and Metallic Grey. Here, metallic gray mesh underlays are adorned with laminated blue leather panels placed throughout.
The toe caps and lateral sides are all decorated with the Air Max 97’s much-loved layered wavy patterns that are created with metallic gray mesh and blue leathers placed in alternation. They’re defined by a bold black nubuck that forms the shoe’s mudguard.
The tiny yellow tension swooshes are prominent in the midfoot area. At the rear, the heel counters are done with yellow Air Max branded tabs of similar tension. Additionally, the metallic gray tongues and blue insoles are adorned with bright volt swoosh markings.
Ultimately, 3M reflective detailing and a white and black rubber sole complete the look of the shoe. Translucent Volt Yellow fittings also embellish the soles below.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Nike Air Max 97 “Atlantic Blue and Voltage Yellow” rendition releasing soon, August 23, 2022. Interested buyers can pick them up online on the SNKRS app from Nike and its retail partners for $185 per pair.