Nike Air Max 97 Premium QS "Germany"

by Henrik Buzzi

Nike pays tribute to the countries and cultures that have made the Nike Air Max an international icon by updating the classic sneaker with a series of country-specific camouflage patterns that, despite being designed to conceal, stand out on the streets. The German flag is a patch, under it is a Nike Miniswoosh.

Initially released in 1987, the Nike Air Max running shoe was crafted for sport but was quickly adopted on Europe’s streets as a badge of self-expression. The Country Camo Collection honors and evolves this heritage by updating the shoe with vintage camo prints from France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom – the interesting thing: Each Country Camo model is only available in his ow specific country. Germany’s "Tropentarn" a.k.a 3FT camouflage print was first issued in 1993, and now adorns the Air Max 97. Releasing 28.12 at selected retailers such as 43einhalb