Nike Air Max 97

Although it hasn’t been announced as an official partnership, it’s apparent that this latest variation of the Nike Air Max 97 is inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 video game console, which dropped a year prior (1996). Reflective of the game system’s signature colors, the runner flaunts a light grey mesh upper with matching leather overlays, while pops of green, blue, red, and yellow across evoke the buttons found on the N64 gaming controller.

Other distinct details include a triangle pattern printed on the mudguard to reflect the Yellow buttons, followed by “Power” and “Reset” text on each tongue, as well as “Air Max” branding styled in the same Nintendo font on the heel tabs. Finally, the insole bears a special graphic that acknowledges the ESRB rating symbol found on the video game packaging to round out the theme.

Retailing $170, look for the Nike Air Max 97 “Atmosphere Grey / Nintendo 64” at more select Nike stores and online on September 25. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.

Images: Nike

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While it hasn’t been announced as an official partnership, it’s clear that this latest variation of the Nike Air Max 97 is inspired by the classic Nintendo 64 video game console, which actually debuted a year prior (1996). Reflective of the game system’s signature colors, the runner flaunts a light grey mesh upper with matching leather overlays, while pops of green, blue, red, and yellow across evoke the buttons found on the N64 gaming controller.

Other distinct details include a triangle pattern printed on the mudguard to reflect the Yellow buttons, followed by “Power” and “Reset” text on each tongue, as well as “Air Max” branding styled in the same Nintendo font on the heel tabs. Finally, the insole bears a special graphic that acknowledges the ESRB rating symbol found on the video game packaging to round out the theme.

Look for the Nike Air Max 97 “Nintendo 64” at select Nike stores like Foot Locker and online today. Always keep it locked to KicksOnFire for the latest in sneaker news, release dates and where to purchase your favorite kicks.

Images: Foot Locker

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