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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 10.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers praised the comfort offered by the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski.
  • Several users said that they would gladly recommend the shoe.
  • A good number of reviewers adored the luxurious and stylish look of the shoe.
  • The Swarovski crystals detailing on the upper of the shoe makes it a total stand-out.
  • The shoe is definitely recommended as what several of the reviewers said.
  • Several of the users admired the durability of the shoe.
  • Some of the buyers loved the Swarovski crystals detailing on the shoe.
  • A buyer can choose between the two colorways offered for the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few buyers complained about the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski running small in size.
  • The shoe is sold at a rather high
  • The shoe may run a little narrow on foot, according to a few of the users.

Bottom line

The luxurious touch of Swarovski crystals given to the iconic 360-degree Nike Air Max 97 makes the shoe stand-out more for those who have been loyal to this silhouette since its first release. This exclusive for women release of the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski features a combination of luxury and sporty style. With the visible Max Air cushioning a superior comfort is offered by this low-top sneaker which also gives complement on the whole design. Though with the high price point, the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski may still be a good addition to a sneaker collection.



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Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski History

In 1997, given by its name, Nike released the Air Max 97. Originally, it was supposed to be called as the Nike Air Max total 3, though the reason behind the change of name wasn’t revealed.

Christian Tresser, the designer of the Air Max 97, has stated in one of his occasional interviews, that he usually takes inspiration from nature when designing. For the Air Max 97, Tresser discussed that a lot of ideas just came flooding through his mind after he saw a drop of water in a pond, creating a crippling effect. It gave inspiration to the upper design of the Air Max 97.

During the silhouette’s 20th anniversary, the Nike brand hugely celebrated with the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski. The shoe features a shining luxe effect with the addition of the Swarovski crystals throughout the upper, enhancing the Air Max 97’s wavy design. Complementing the fresh look of the shoe is the visible Max Air and its red and black accents.

Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski Style

The Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski flaunts a combination of sporty, casual, and luxurious style. With the Air Max 97 silhouette being a running type of shoe, the Swarovski crystal detailing on its upper makes it more ideal for fashion purposes as it gives a hint of elegance to a street-style look. The shoe also showcases versatility as it has the ability to match with various outfit options. A wearer can match it up with a pair of short shorts, leggings, skinny jeans, jogger jeans, skirts, and even with a dress.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski is technically the same shoe as the classic Nike Air Max 97. Therefore, both shoes share the same average fit. Exclusively for women, this low-top sneaker is available in sizes ranging from size 5.5 to size 9.5 in medium width.

Notable Features

The Swarovski crystal adorning the Air Max 97 silhouette is the signature feature of the Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski. The shine-effect showcased by the crystals gives the classic shoe a luxe effect as it also brings out the original design lines of the Air Max 97 silhouette.

Additional Info

  • For a pair of Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski, in women’s size 7, approximately 55, 690 Swarovski crystals were used on the uppers.
  • The Swarovski Crystal Fabric used for the shoe was attached on the silhouette through a heat fusing process which has no stitches, and that also used exact pattern pieces to bend along the waves of the Air Max 97.
  • The Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski signifies the first time that the Swarovski crystals are used by NikeWomen on a shoe. It is also the first time that precious materials are fused by Nike on the Air Max 97.