The longevity of Nike‘s Air Max is proof that legends will never die. New colorways help to bring new life to these signature models and the big four continue to be reintroduced with Nike’s latest technology. Here are the best Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorways.
1. Nike Air Max 97 2013 ‘Cardinal Red’ Terra Red/White/Deep Cardinal
Nike continues to overhaul the Air Max 97 which has contributed to this sneakers 17 year history. Very similar to the slimmed down version of the Air Max 95′s No-Sew, the striped panels get streamlined in this “Cardinal Red” rendition that gets just a subtle hint of white on the branding. Another popular Nike Air Max 2013 sneaker was the Nike Air Max+ 2013.
2. Nike Air Max 97 2013 Black/Dark Base Grey/Light Crimson
Having undergone a minor update, the Nike Air Max 97 2013 has been re-imagined in a toned-down aesthetic. While the sneaker’s design lines remained unaltered, its upper has been swapped out for the Hyperfuse in black, as the mudguard shows up in a dark base grey hue. The Nike Air Max 95 had a very similar appearance to Nike Air Max 97 with similar wavy lines along the sides, there is a Nike Air Max 95 Wolf Grey and White Cool colorway that is very like this Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorway.
3. Nike Air Max 97 2013 Iron Purple/Dark Obsidian/Atomic Orange
Out of all the Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorways, this is the most futuristic looking colorway. With a design inspired by the high-speed Japanese Bullet train, this sneaker features a classic gradient upper in purple-obsidian hues, while using bright colors on the mid-sole to add a uniqueness to the colorway.
4. Nike Air Max 97 2013 Mica Green/White/Dark Mica Green
With a streamlined upper body, the Nike Air Max 97 presents a Hyperfuse aesthetic and the stripes serve as a reminder of the silhouettes history. The Mica Green colorway and the Olive colorway are two of the most similar Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorways.
5. Nike Air Max 97 2013 University Blue/White/Military Blue
A subtle update to the Nike Air Max 97 “Vivid Blue” does not take away from its classic style. Combined with the signature wavy upper body of the Air Max 97 and the cushioning system of the Air Max 2013, these killer kicks boast two shades of blue with light hints of black.
6. Nike Air Max 97 2013 Vivid Blue/Base Grey/Night Factor
The Air Max 97 made an instant impact when it first hit the shelves. Sneaker heads flocked to shoe stores to get their hands on this model which featured a 3M layered upper body, baby swooshes, and an air bag that ran the full length of the shoe. With this model, Nike continued to demonstrate their keen ability to bring new life to older shoe designs.
7. Nike Air Max 97 EM “Sunset”
With a release date in June, the Nike Air Max EM “Sunset” is sure to be another big hit. Released as part of Nike’s ‘Sunset Pack’, this is one of the few Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorways that has been released as part of a pack. Missing the third tier and reflective strip, the sunset orange and yellow makes this model stand out from the others and the silver line work adds a sense of constant motion. A sunset Nike Air Max 90 EM was also included in the sunset pack.
8. Nike Air Max 97 Night Factor/Black
The Nike Air Max 1 has tried several variations of late, but here’s one that sticks with the classic build. A Night Factor Nike Air Max 1 with a tonal compliment via volt accents, giving them a cool yet engaging look that’s perfect for this period when spring gives way to a new autumn. This is one of the Nike Air Max 97 2013 colorways that is suitable for summer. Another Nike Air Max that uses a Night Factor color scheme is the Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard Night Factor / Vivid Blue.
9. Nike Air Max 97 360 QS Classic Olive Black
The Nike Air Max 97 “Quickstrike” lives up to its name. Resembling the “Silver Bullet” OG model, the classic olive matte finish blends perfectly with Hyerfuse. Whomever wears these shoes needs to prepare themselves for second looks and stares from passerbies. Another popular Olive colorway this year is the Distinct Life x Reebok GL 6000 colorway.
Nike is considered by many as a pioneer in the shoe industry and that reputation continued with Air Max 97 when they tried releasing a slip on version during the Nike Presto days back in 2001. The thought was better than how the shoe appeared however. Max 97 fans were turned off by both the look and the feel of the slip on 97. Nike attempted putting cement print on the Air Max 97 but sneaker heads have mixed reviews since the cement print is an exclusive feature of the Air Jordan models.