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Nike Honors The Father of Air Again With The Air Max 97

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Marion Franklin Rudy aka Frank Rudy is the engineer who created Nike’s Air technology, which forever changed the footwear business. In 1978, Nike released the first shoe using Rudy’s “Air” technology, the Air Tailwind. In 1980, he was a able to patent the technology furthering the “Revolution.”

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To pay tribute to the latest engineer, Nike Sportswear will be releasing a new iteration of the Nike Air Max 97 arriving in a mix of Summit White, Black, and Safety Orange. It comes constructed in a mix of mesh, leather, and suede materials featuring EST. 1997 printed on the lateral Air unit, his name printed on the lace tips, and blueprint insoles showing off the technology artwork and his signature. An air pressure hangtag completes the design and theme.

Check out the official photos below, and look for the Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy” to release on February 23rd at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $185 USD.

Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy”
Color: Summit White/Safety Orange-Lemon Wash-Black
Style Code: DV2619-100
Release Date: February 23, 2023
Price: $185

UPDATE 10/26: Check out the official photos of the Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy” below.

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Mario Briguglio
Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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