The Nike Air Max 97 has sold out basically every release in honor of its 20th anniversary, but there are still some Air Max 97 Ultra options available at major retailers. Nike Sportswear isn’t done with the iconic silhouette either, as their still translating some OG looks onto the updated Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 like this Metallic Gold offering. The pair takes the 1997 look to task with an updated mesh and fuse upper while the traditional reflective 3M panels remain paired with the Olympian Gold Medal theme and hints of University Red throughout. Check out more detailed shots of the Nike Air Max Ultra “Metallic Gold” colorway and stay tuned for a Release Date right here on Sneaker News.
Like how any sneaker in a black and white combination usually ends up with the nickname “Oreo” or any rainbow look is “Multicolor”, when a shoe shows up in a mix of royal blue and lime green, it’s going to be dubbed “Sprite”. That’s thanks to the initial “Sprite” LeBron 8 V2 Low that made the color combination famous, of course. Now another sneaker arrives that will surely get the Sprite affiliation, this upcoming VaporMax in a unique and eye-catching teal, grey, and Volt combination. Grab a can of Sprite and sit back and relax while we wait for a release date.
Before Michael Jordan released his first signature shoe, the Nike Dunks were the shoe of choice, and they did just fine. First released as a high top in 1985, the Nike Dunk blessed the basketball scene and took the game to a whole new level. It came in a multitude of colorways, and was also released in team colors of superior college basketball teams. During the 1985-86 NCAA tournament, it was worn by topped rank universities such as Syracuse, Michigan, UNLV, and Arizona. It was easy to coordinate with team colors, as they came with different colored laces and a matching shoebox.Unfortunately, as the Air Jordan 1 (I) was released, a shoe that resembles the Nike Dunk, it fell from favor. Nike created the Jordan to resemble the Dunk High as a marketing ploy, which led to an explosion in sales as the Jordan I hit the scene.