Nike is getting started on the 20th anniversary celebration of the Air Max 97 early with a special version of the shoe releasing this week. The colorway is exclusive to Italy, a country that has long held this model in high regard.
While the pair looks like the original "Silver Bullet" colorway on first glance, further inspection reveals covert Italian flag details on the tongue and heel pulltabs. Also differentiating it from standard retail offerings from Nike Sportswear are the special box and dustbag.
This Italian Nike Air Max 97 will be available at stores like Slam Jam, NikeLabST18, One Block Down, and LuisaViaRoma on Oct. 5. There is no indication that the shoes will release outside of Italy.