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Nike's new Air Max 97s are inspired by Nintendo

A trainer for nostalgic gamers

  • Valerie Lee
  • 8 July 2019
Nike's new Air Max 97s are inspired by Nintendo

Nike's upcoming colorway for their beloved Air Max 97 might feel a bit nostalgic with its grey base and the blue, green, red and yellow accents that feel lifted straight from the body of the classic gaming console, the Nintendo 64.

Though Nike has yet to confirm any official inspiration, the details seem to point to an obvious connection to the Nintendo 64. A triangle pattern is spotted on the bottom of the grey shoes as a homage to the directional buttons on the original controllers. The words "power" and "reset" are printed on the tongues of the shoes, and "Air Max" is printed on the back of the shoe in a font that imitates Nintendo's signature logo.

A release date for the Nintendo inspired Air Max 97 has yet to be released.

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