Size and fit

The Nike Air Max 97 QS is available for men and women sizing. It has a round-toe so it contains a lot of space which can be very comfortable. The brand used ample Air Max cushioning at the same time, keeping the shoe lightweight.  

For total traction on any surfaces, it has a premium rubber outsole. The textile inner keeps feet warm in the insulated lining without sweating. Although the shoe runs a bit smaller, thus it is recommended to get half a size up than one’s regular size.

Nike Air Max 97 QS Style

The premium design Nike Air Max 97 QS is likely to stun the majority of the sneakerheads. With various colorways released, this sneaker will meet every people’s preferred fashion style.

With this type of shoe, men could wear them with neutral-colored outfits. Probably a sweatshirt with minimal graphics and a regular fit rolled up jeans will do. For women, it would be nice to pair the shoe with straight-cut denim jeans and a plain cropped tank or tee. The bold colors and flashes of a metallic palette of the shoe could serve as an accent to make any dull clothing look bomb.

Notable Features

The Nike AM 97 QS would make it an ideal companion for one’s daily routine because of its excellent comfort. This variation of the Air Max line has no signs of slowing down. Everybody seems to love it even more, every time the brand releases new colorways.

Nike Air Max 97 QS History

Ever since the Air Max technology first launched back in 1987, Nike has been continuously releasing more shoes that appear to catch the attention of everyone. They even recognize the day March 26, Air Max day to commemorate its success. This day is the time where they release new products as so every sneakerhead anticipates. 

Back in 1997, they released a new addition that contributed more success to the line as it received a lot of praise from the people. Designed by one of the most renowned shoe designers, he created the shoe alike to the bullet trains in Japan. The Nike Air Max 97 was the first to have a full-length air unit and first to introduce the hidden lacing system. 

Up until now, the shoe has been one of the Nike iconic shoes that are likely demanded by many. For that reason, they continue to release new colorways for this design, including the striking limited edition Nike Air Max 97 QS. 

Nice to know

  • The shoe comes with a pull tab on the heel for a tight fit.
  • Small swoosh branding on the side.
  • QS stands for "Quickstrike," which is Nike lingo for shoes with premium materials.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Max 97
Style: Dad, Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max 97
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Christian Tresser

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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.