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The Nike Air Max 97 Is Turning Japanese For Its 20th Anniversary

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Nike Air Max 97 Japan

The Nike Air Max 97 Japan looks to the Bullet Train and mountain bikes for inspiration with this very special edition.

Rewind back to 1997 for a second, ‘MMMbop’ was played 24/7 on the radio from a group of baby faced kids who thought grunge was something you bought at a supermarket and colourful sportswear is king. From about the mid 90’s onward sportswear made a massive if not phenomenal comeback and without the colourful decade of poppers and air bubbles we wouldn’t have this whole resurgence now. The Nike Air Max story played a vital role in the 90’s with classic styles like the 95′ and 97′ now even referenced as OG. Its been a pretty big year for the Nike Air Max 97 what with the Undefeated and Sketa collabs’ as well as the Silver Bullet release earlier in the year.

Nike Air Max 97

For October 2017, the Nike Air Max 97 gets treated to a very special Japanese version in celebration of its 20th anniversary. This specific version was only ever available in Japan from its original 90s release and is now re-issued in OG format. The signature neon green visible air unit remains unchanged as it was 20 years ago with all the usual Air Max 97’s characteristics.

The Nike Air Max 97 Japan will be launching from size.co.uk this coming Saturday 28th October 2017.

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Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor

Luke has lived and breathed the associated lifestyles & subcultures of RC for the last 20 years, as well as gaining a vast knowledge and a wealth of experience in the industry since 2006. His passion is really the techwear side of the spectrum, with brands like Stone Island & Acronym being among some of his personal favorites. Set up in 2013, his industry background & knowledge has seen RC go from strength to strength to become the digital magazine, platform & authority it is today.

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