One of the bigger releases celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Nike Air Max 97 this year is a collaboration featuring LA’s Undefeated. The shoe’s unique look consists of a black upper with a red and green side panel that pays tribute to the sneaker’s connection to Italy.
While the culture-shifting Air Max 97 turns 20, LA sneaker boutique Undefeated celebrates 15 years as a cultural influencer. To commemorate, the long-time Nike collaborator lovingly gives the “silver bullet” a fresh treatment—black with hits of Speed Red—complete with their name across the patent mudguard.
The classic wavy construct remains intact but there are some notable style cues which separate this design from the rest. Green and red stripes circle the entire shoe with ‘UNDEFEATED’ lettering which clearly stamps this as an exclusive. Elsewhere and the look is both understated and tonal. Black is utilised for the soft nylon across the upper and a chunky, padded tongue keeps your foot locked in place. One of the best features of the Air Max 97 is the streamlined laces which are designed to look and feel great even when hidden.
The Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97 Black will drop on Thursday the 21st of September for the retail price of R2899.00 via in store raffle at 9h30am
Sizes: UK6, UK7, UK8, UK9, UK10, UK11