The Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Max 97 collab will reportedly arrive on Air Max Day, March 26th at NikeLab stores and

In an interview with Nike News, Tisci said,

The Air Max 97 had huge influence and impact on Italian culture. The Air Max 97 is an iconic, young shoe of 90s. At the time I was involved with DJs and music, and in the clubs the people leading the big waves were wearing Air Max. That period has a lot of history. It was the first meeting of sportswear and fashion.

He and Nike have collaborated on more than a handful of classic sneakers in the past year+, so it’s not at all surprising that the two have teamed up again in celebration of the Air Max 97s 20th anniversary.

Official images of the Riccardo Tisci x Nike Air Max 97 have just dropped on Nike, showcasing the sneaker like we’ve never seen it, featuring an extending ankle collar. Contrasting white stitching bounces off the black leather build, while a tiny gold swoosh and gold detailing on the heel adds some flavor to the neutral sneaker. 

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Riccardo Tisci Debuts Nike Air Max 97 Collab Like You've Never Seen Before