UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 97 OG

by Henrik Buzzi

As the style celebrates its 20th anniversary, sneaker imprint UNDEFEATED announce the release of their iteration of the iconic Nike 97 silhouette. The latest in a slew of industry names to announce a rework of the sneaker classic, UNDEFEATED are in good company. Collaborative releases already announced this year include Skepta and Virgil Abloh of OFF-WHITE, with more likely to surface as Nike fan the two-decade long fanfare around one of their most successful shoes to date. The UNDEFEATED 97s feature a matte black base, complemented with a patent leather mudguard which offers a sleek visual detail that doubles up as wipe-clean protection from the elements. Red and green tracks encircle the shoe (rumoured to draw reference to the silhouettes close affiliation to Italy), with UNDEFEATED making clever use of logo placement across the red strip. The soft nylon upper sits alongside a chunky padded tongue, offering supreme comfort and cushioning – standard specification on this internationally celebrated runner. Releasing September 21 at selected retailers such as END.