The Nike Air Max 97 model gets a new colorway. The 'M. Frank Rudy' pays tribute to Marion Frank Rudy, engineer at NASA and inventor of the Air cushioning system. The sneaker has no official release date yet. However, we can expect to see the Air Max 97 'M. Frank Rudy' in the coming weeks of 2022.
The Air Max 97 will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2022. The sneaker is known for the Air Unit that runs from nose to heel. Now Nike comes out with a new colorway that pays tribute to M. Frank Rudy. Marion Frank Rudy was an engineer at NASA in the 1980s and introduced Nike to the well-known Air cushioning system.
The Nike Air Max 97 'M. Frank Rudy' has a striking colorway. The sneaker combines the colors orange, dark blue and mint green. Dynamic overlays are placed all over the design. The upper colors mint green and is made of mesh. The mudguard also shares this color and is set in suede.
'Est. 1997' is printed on the midsole. This hints at the year the Air Max 97 was introduced. A Nike air gauge tag is attached to the lace-up, giving a twist to the theme of the sneaker. The Swoosh is set on the center panel and colors black here.
The Nike Air Max 97 'M. Frank Rudy' does not yet have an official release date. However, we can expect to see the sneaker at Nike in the coming weeks of 2022. Check out the official images of the sneaker below and keep an eye on our release calendar to stay up-to-date on this release.