The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is slated on Jul. 24, but is Nike ready to light up the fire as early as now?
This weekend on their Instagram, Sneaker News posted a photo of Nike’s Air Max 97 collection in a fascinating colorway. Armed with each of the colors appearing in the logo of the Olympics, people have been speculating if these new sneaks indeed are patterned after the famous rings.
According to Sneaker News, original designer Christian Tresser drew inspiration from high-speed Japanese bullet trains for this sneaker—which explains the wavy appearance in its body. This intensifies the strength of the sneaker’s fine fabrication and glossy cages—a testament of order and confidence for everyone signing up for this solid colorway. Let’s be real, because of the sleek design: Even non-athletes would want to get a pair.
This collection not only gratifies us with aesthetics, though—the Nike Air Max sneaker has always been known for its reliable standard, making it a formidable running shoe. Through its inner sleeve and grip, comfortable long runs are possible. Its rubber-based outsole guarantees an even longer sneaker life span. The airbags provide protection and bouncy responsiveness, too—all the features you’d need in a high-performance event like the Olympics. So if ever this collection is really inspired by it, we already know it’s more than just for show.
A few pairs are now up Nike’s site.
Photo from Sneakernews