Whoever said that sports are unfashionable is absolutely lying. Sportswear is what actually led to a lot of staples in fashion today, some of which came from the haute couture houses in Paris. By incorporating comfort and durability, designers and labels brought forth a new style that is now one of the hottest trends in fashion today. In these current times, sportswear is now as fashionable as haute couture, with designs as groundbreaking as one sees on the runways. One only has to look at Nike’s Air Max 97 Ultra sneakers to understand this.
Release Date and Price
Release date: August 17, 2017
Price when reviewed: $160 – $180
Nike’s Air Max collection has been around for quite some time now, but on August 17, 2017, the sportswear behemoth upgraded their Air Max 97 model to greater fashion heights. Debuting at a time when sportswear is one of the hottest styles both on the runway and on the street, the Air Max 97 Ultra sneakers were welcomed with open arms and opened wallets. Each pair costs about $160 to $180.
Sleek and sophisticated are two words that best describe this one-of-a-kind sneaker. Intricately crafted in mesh and knit, Nike’s Air Max 97 Ultra sneakers display an artistic spiral-like design that rivals any runway shoe from the most beloved fashion brands. Some iterations even feature a metallic upper touched upon with reflective touches, harkening back to the show-stopping origins of the beloved shoe. Since the sneakers are offered for both men and women, they’re also available in a myriad of colors, from the more feminine pastel hues to the somber shades of grey neutrals.
The shoe is lighter than most Nike originals, which may put to question its durability. The sneakers’ main materials, namely mesh and knit, are known to be soft and relatively delicate. There’s no assurance that when worn for any athletic activity aside from running and working out, especially ones that require a lot of strenuous movements, these shoes won’t be damaged even for a bit. It seems that the focus was put too much on the design of the shoe, rather than an equal amount of focus on its strength and durability.
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