One of the top silhouettes in the family of popular "maxes" is Nike Air Max 97. The 1997 model was designed by Christian Tresser as light running shoe. The name of these sneakers comes, of course, from the year of publication, but hardly anyone knows that a few other "names" have been tried before. They thought about Nike Air Total Max 3, as a continuation of this series. The cult 97s, thanks to the layered construction of the boot, resemble a slightly older model from the Air Max family - 95th. When it comes to inspiration, it is referred to as a fast Japanese railway - bullet trains. However, this is a wrong trail. Indeed, the inspiration to create the Air Max 97 was nature, more precisely the wave lines created by the raindrops falling into the puddle. The first (silver) colouring has its genesis in the shiny finishes of mountain bikes, resulting in the unofficial name of the model "Silver Bullet". Perhaps because of this name they said about the inspiration of the already mentioned Japanese railway. Immediately after the silver version, Christian Tresser presented the golden version. As for the construction of the shoe, the layering comes to the first plan, of course, of which one of the stripes was a 3M reflection. Other characteristic elements were: a full-size Air Max cushion and used for the first time hidden lacing. Air Max 97 sneakers are said to be either loved or hated. There is something in this ... The confirmation of this thesis is the fact that when they were originally issued they did not last a year on the shelves. It is very popular among others in Italy. A special edition of Made in Italy was created. Nike Air Max 97 shoes are one of the most interesting and you can find many interesting facts about them, such as that they were worn by one of the members of the iconic Spice Girls band in the 90’s.