Nike Air Max 97 WMNS 'Obsidian'
Walking on air.
Designed by Christian Tesser and first released in 1997, the Air Max 97 was the first to reveal a sole unit with full-length visible air. A revolutionary development that paved the way for many more icons to come. Inspired by the waves of water created when a drop hits the pond, the rippled uppers of this silhouette radiate towards its air unit. Giving the style its futuristic, streamlined look and undeniable identity.
The model didn't lose popularity over the years and is now released in a timeless 'Obsidian' colourway with hits of midnight navy and green. Scroll along to discover more about this revolutionary style that soon became an icon on the track and beyond.
Photographer: Eva van Kesteren