Who should buy the Nike Air Max 97 Plus

This unique Nike Air Max 97 Plus could be a great pick for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a Polyutherane midsole for extreme durability
  • You are after a sneaker with TPU cages for a futuristic vibe

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Logo

Style of the Nike Air Max 97 Plus

The Nike Air Max 97 Plus is a new silhouette that's stemmed from two of Nike's most popular releases, which resulted in a stylishly bold and futuristic-looking pair. Fans of these two silhouettes were treated with a new and refreshing take on the 90's penchant for originality and vibrant style.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Midsole

Its low-top profile could easily be paired with almost any casual ensemble while adding oomph to it at the same time. For an effortlessly cool look, opt for a pair of joggers and topped off with a sweatshirt and a 5-panel cap while the ladies can match it with a simple dress or skirt outfit for a cute and fun outfit.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Toebox

Notable Features

This shoe's notable features are basically based on the fusion of two of Nike's most popular designs. The Air Max Plus's upper that features the iconic TPU cages and several reflective 3M hits offers a futuristic vibe that is stylishly unique.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Outsole

Meanwhile, the Air Max 97's sole design with the visible Max Air cushioning provides a sleek look that perfectly finishes the aesthetic of the shoe.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Laces

History of the Nike Air Max 97 Plus

Sneaker designs and innovations during the latter half of the 90s were big, gutsy, and loud. Two of Nike's models are a testament to this statement - the Nike Air Max 97 and the Nike Air Max Plus.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Heel

Fast forward to 2017 when the 90's trends became fashionable again, retro releases were obvious, but Nike decided to step it up a notch by fusing some of their best silhouettes into one design. 

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Side

The Nike Air Max 97 Plus displays the Air Max Plus's futuristic upper and melded it with the Air Max 97's iconic full-length visible Air unit. This model has been released in some fresh, new colorways to match its brand new aesthetic.

Nike Air Max 97 Plus Collar

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 97
Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 97, Nike Air Max Plus
Closure: Laces
Material: Mesh, Rubber Sole / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.