20 YEARS AND COUNTING
The Nike Air Max 97 Men's Shoe features the same futuristic design lines and visible full-length cushioning that first took it to the heights of sneaker fame.
Nike Air Max OriginsNike's revolutionary Air-Sole unit made its way into Nike footwear in 1978. In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1 debuted with visible air in its heel, allowing fans more than just the feel of Air-Sole comfort—suddenly they could see it. Since then, next-generation Nike Air Max shoes have become a hit with athletes and collectors by offering striking colour combinations and reliable, lightweight cushioning.