Following on from 2018’s biggest sneaker trend, the Nike Air Max 97 Plus Shock Orange is a hybrid between the classic Air Max Plus and the Swoosh’s current flagship Air Max sneaker, the Air Max 97. A lesson in unique sneaker styling, the Nike Air Max 97 Plus Shock Orange is the perfect embodiment of everything that makes both sneakers so legendary. Extremely unique compared to other Nike models, this shoe takes some of the Swoosh’s classic running features and combines them with a clean and contemporary design.
Originally dropping in 2008, this Air Max 97 Plus colour scheme takes inspiration from one of the OG colorways of the Air Max Plus. The aforementioned silhouette’s upper is constructed of a black mesh with yellow and orange overlays. Black patent leather is also used on the tongue, heel, and mud guard. The upper sits atop a black Air Max 97 midsole with an orange Air unit. Other small details include 3M hits on the toe box and “Mx Air” logos on each heel to resemble the “Tn Air” branding usually seen on standard pairs of the Air Max Plus.