Why you need Nike’s Air Max 97 Utility sneakers

Posted: 16 October 2019 10:44 am

Nike Air Max 97 Utility sneakers

The latest addition to Nike's Utility line has just dropped, so decide which colourway you want now.

Nike's Utility line has seen the revamp of plenty of classic silhouettes under the new moniker, but so far the Air Max 97 has more or less missed out. That's all about to change though, with the brand's debut of two new models that are made for the winter weather.

The new styles arrive with an updated lacing system, blacked out midsoles, gum bottom, winter-ready outsoles and synthetic panelling. They also feature engineered rubber, reflective strips and neon tubing to give the design some real pizzazz.

The Air Max 97s come in two colourways, the first of which is a Black/Grey style which sees a mostly black upper paired with grey outsoles and black-to-grey fade on the toe box and lace guard.

The second iteration arrives in a Sepia Stone/Moon Particle/Total Orange/Racer Blue colourway, which offers a more playful alternative to the first look. The style comes in varying shades of orange, with grey tubing and laces, an inky black midsole and blue Nike Swoosh rounding out the design.

Nike Air Max 97 Utility sneakers

Both versions of the shoe have just landed on the US Nike site, meaning that we should be seeing them appear on the Australian site within the coming weeks. When they do land on Aussie shores, they are also likely to crop up in usual stockists like JD Sports and Platypus Shoes, so be sure to keep an eye out. The sneakers are currently retailing for US$175.

In other Nike news, the brand is gearing up to drop a slew of Halloween-themed kicks just in time for the spooky season. Both the Air Force 1 and Cortez silhouettes will see a Day of the Dead inspired makeover, while the SB Dunk Lows are being reimagined in a spooky spiderweb design titled Night of Mischief. Another pair of Air Force 1s will meanwhile arrive in a glow-in-the-dark Black Skeleton iteration.

For more Nike news and release dates, check out our Nike hub.

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