The Nike Air Max 97 Silver Bullet Makes its Comeback
by Hympala Store on Jan 22, 2023
The Air Max collection is home to a plethora of different models, and at Hympala Store, we have a selection of classic colors for you to choose from.
By tracing the evolution of these sneakers over the years, we can see how the vision of Tinker Hatfield and other designers has become an integral part of the Air Max legacy. The Air Max brand represents Nike's commitment to pushing the boundaries of air technology in their footwear.
One model that has left a lasting impression on sneaker history is the Air Max 97, designed by Christian Tresser. This shoe was the first to feature a bubble sole made entirely of visible air cushions, and it is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark this milestone, Nike will be re-releasing one of the most iconic versions of the Air Max 97: the Silver Bullet.
The Silver Bullet colorway is not only historic, but it is also a must-have for any Air Max 97 fan. The Air Max dynasty began in 1987 with the Air Max 1, which was a revolutionary design that set the foundation for the long-term success of the Air Max brand. Over the years, new iterations of the Air Max were released, each one focusing on expanding the use of Nike's air technology. This culminated in 1997 with the creation of the Air Max 97.
Despite its undeniable strengths, the Air Max 97 wasn't an instant success. It took time for runners and sneaker enthusiasts to fully appreciate its unique design. However, it was the Italians who were among the first to recognize the shoe's potential, making it a staple in their sneaker collections. It wasn't until a few years later that the Air Max 97 achieved international success. The Silver Bullet colorway is one of the original versions of the shoe, and it is inspired by the gray finish of the Japanese high-speed train, the Shinkansen. This colorway is also influenced by the rippling effect of a drop of water in a puddle, which is evident in the undulating design of the shoe's upper.
As part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the Air Max 97, the Silver Bullet colorway will be making its comeback on November 11, 2022. You can find this iconic shoe, in its original form, at Hympala Store, alongside other popular Nike models.
The shoe is available in a wide range of sizes for both men and women here.