Earlier this year, Nike treated Italian sneakerheads to a special reissue of a OG Nike Air Max 97.
Featuring tricolore Italiano detailing, a dump was singular to name Italian shops, though we had a feeling that wouldn’t be a final Air Max 97 sighting of a year. Now, Nike reliable a suspicions by declaring a wider recover of a 97 in a “La Silver” colorway, only in time for a silhouette’s 20th anniversary.
To element a announcement, several large names in a Italian conform village common their initial impressions of a shoe with Nike.
“I have to acknowledge that we initial found them horrendous. But that kind of fascinating horrendous: brutto-bello. Freaks. Their cultured was totally outward of a visible vocabulary. At a time sneakers were ragged really intermittently in fashion.”
Michela Gattermayer, Editor-in-Chief, ELLE (1989-2004)
“As a graffiti author it was cold since we could get a print taken of yourself with a peep in front of a square in a hovel and you’d be all lonesome adult though there was a crazy glisten entrance from your shoes. They done we feel like we were doing some space age things when we went out during night.”
Sha Ribeiro, Photographer
“I can remember that we had kids branch adult wearing AM97s for both a hip-hop and a hardcore nights. As an spectator from a decks we suspicion that a AM97s were most improved matched to a hardcore stage where everybody had a really purify look, was really aerodynamic, with their shaved heads and 180 + BPM song and their whole cult of fake velocity.”
Riccardo Balli, DJ
The sneaker will see a Western European recover on Dec 14.