SLEEK COMFORT. ICONIC STYLE. The Nike Air Max 97 keeps a sneaker icon going strong with the same design details that made its reputation from the beginning: water-ripple lines, reflective piping and full-length Max Air cushioning. Full-length Max Air unit provides lightweight cushioning. Innovative lacing system creates a custom fit. Rubber outsole has a modified Waffle pattern for traction and durability. Low-cut collar provides comfort around the ankle.