The Nike Air Max 97 will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year so we anticipate a handful of classic colorways returning in 2017 as part of the celebration, but Nike is already one step ahead with this "Silver Bullet" joint.

The iconic metallic silver Air Max 97 will be making its return to European retailers over the next two weeks, and there's a chance a U.S. release is on the horizon as well. The kicks will initially launch in Italy on December 2nd, followed by a more widespread drop overseas on December 14th.

Considering official images of the "Silver Bullet" Air Max 97 have been provided by Nike.com, there's a strong chance that AM97 fan in the U.S. will have a chance to purchase a pair as well before the new year.