The Nike Air Max 97 is a shoe that’s always trended heavily towards the sporty side of the design spectrum. With re-releases of OG colorways like the “Silver Bullet” and “Metallic Gold” plus new takes that feature color combos like black/neon green or white/creamsicle orange, it’s grown to become one of Nike’s most recognizable — and loved — silhouettes. However, speedy and sporty isn’t always what every sneakerhead wants — and that’s where colorways like this fresh new “Baroque Brown” come in. Utilizing a rich brown mesh for the base and a grey synthetic for the bullet-train style overlays, the shoe presents an interesting look: one that’s simultaneously retro (via the corduroy-style texture on the tongue) and modern (an Air Max logo hit adorns the cushioning unit) at the same time. Need some more Max in your life? These new 97s are available now at retailers like Noir Fonce.
Nike Air Max 97
Color: Cool Grey/Baroque Brown-University Gold
Style Code: AV7025-001