Model: Air Max 97 “Air Spring”
Release date: Spring 2022
Price: $ 170
To buy: To confirm
Editor’s Notes: As far as I know, T-Pain doesn’t make sneakers; not Nike sneakers, anyway; but if he did, they might come up with a name similar to “Air Sprung”.
Despite what the name might suggest, the latest Air Max 97 to join the ever-growing archive of ’90s classics has no affiliation with the 2005 banger.
The AM97 “Air Sprung” marks the second iteration of a growing Swoosh icon pack, following the multicolored Air Max 95 earlier this year and featuring the Blazer Low platform, Air Max 90, and Air Force 1 Low.
Similar to its predecessor, the 97 is adorned with a playful and light palette that is far removed from the ultra-futuristic classic of the raver that is the “Silver Bullet”.
The pair, which is part of Nike’s Move to Zero, features a mix of sand and veil white leather and canvas. What makes them so endearing is the application of chenille and butterfly designs spread throughout the silhouette, along with bold pops of pink and purple to offset the muted stems.
The traditional Air Max 97 branding, which is found at the woven heel and tongue traction, has been remixed and replaced with new “Air Sprung” logos, which at the tongue are embellished with embroidered lettering. additional.
If that pair of 97s and the additional silhouettes that make up the larger collection due out next spring are anything to do with Nike going back to having fun creating packs. There is nothing wrong with not taking yourself too seriously, and here it excels.
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