The Air Max 95 didn’t just revolutionize running shoe design, it threw down a gauntlet to the future models that would bear the Air Max name, a challenge that was readily accepted by two immediate successors, the Air Max 97 and the Air Max Plus.
The sleek, ‘bullet train’ lines and the first full length Air sole of the Air Max 97 brought the Air Max name to the edge of the new millennium, while the Tuned Air technology and the striking TPU cage upper design, which drew comparisons to powerful beasts like sharks and tigers, of the Air Max TN Plus became a cult favorite amongst fashionable, street style connoisseurs.
Nike’s newest take on these two crowd favorites celebrates the radical, experimental design impulses behind their respective creations, with hybrid creations that trade the uppers and soles. The Air Max Plus 97 features the aggressive Air Max Plus upper over the sleek 97 sole unit, and the Air Max 97 Plus counterpart sees the futuristic, wavy upper aligned with the rugged modernism of the Air Max Plus sole.
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