Who should buy the Nike Air Max 97 LX

This luxurious low-top Nike Air Max 97 LX could be a great pick for you if:

  • You are into sneakers that have a visible Air Max unit on the midsole that delivers lightweight cushioning; thus enhancing the overall comfort with style.
  • You are looking for a waffle-patterned rubber outsole that provides durable traction and grip on several surfaces.

Nike Air Max 97 LX Logo

Style of the Nike Air Max 97 LX

The luxurious appeal of the low-top Nike Air Max 97 LX makes it an essential addition to anyone's collection. Nike elevated the usual mesh upper of the Nike Air Max 97 with style reminiscent of the Foamposite.

Nike Air Max 97 LX Side profile

The brand added reflective 3M accents to the seamless, wavy lines combined with the signature Swoosh logo on the tongue and outer wall for striking charm. Also, Nike used leather on the toe box to enhance the plush appeal.

Nike Air Max 97 LX Mouth opening

To wear this, many can be seen strutting it with their light-colored joggers with an unbuttoned polo over a plain t-shirt. Some can also be spotted pairing this kick up with a gym-ready outfit, such as tracksuits or Dri-Fit ensemble.

Notable Features

The most noticeable element of the Nike Air Max 97 LX is its synthetic upper that flaunts a guise similar to Foamposites. This pair was successful in mixing the classic design with bold details giving an alternate style to the usual look.

Nike Air Max 97 LX Insole

This pair also has unique polish on its wavy pattern that changes color depending on the angle of the viewers. Nike intentionally kept the remaining part of the shoe simple as not to draw the attention away from the lavish details of the upper. 

Nike Air Max 97 LX Midsole

History of theNike Air Max 97 LX

The Air Cushioning Technology of Nike was launched in 1979 by embedding the technology into the midsole of some of its running footwear. Since then, the response of athletes to all their performances have changed and improved. 

Nike Air Max 97 LX Pull tabs

The Nike Air Max has been revamped countless times, and one of them is the Air Max 97. The 97 version of the AM has been considered one of the most distinguishable models in the Air Max lineup and stood out in the fashion sense. 

Nike Air Max 97 LX Outsole

The Swoosh decided to launch another new makeup version of the 97 variety of the Air Max and called it the Nike Air Max 97 LX. The brand updated the typical mesh upper with luxurious, eye-catching embellishment all over to elevate the plush appeal further. 

Nike Air Max 97 LX 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
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Christian Tresser

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