Nike continues to use the Air Max 97 as a canvas for a great inspiration. This time they take us way back and bring forth a nostalgic feeling with the Air Max 97 Nintendo 64.

The team at Nike look to join the sneaker and gaming community into one and please both with an Air Max 97 that is inspired by the iconic Nintendo 64 gaming system. If you do not have previous history with the gaming system, it is looked at by the gaming community as the console that started it all. Coincidentally the Nike Air Max 97 made it’s debut a year later after the Nintendo 64, so the collaboration overall is a blast to the past.

Going back in time to peak ’90s era, the Air Max 97 takes on a light grey mesh upper and leather overlays, a nod to the Gaming consoles controller. And what’s a controller without buttons? Red, Green, and Blue cover the model on the accents representing the notable themed colors of both the buttons and the Nintendo 64 logo. 

The inspiration does not end there as “Power” and “Reset” is featured on the tongue logo area and a tonal triangular design is featured on the mudguard another resemblance of the controller. A black midsole, yellow Air Max unit and themed “Air Max” branding on the heel tab completes the design. Nike really allowed the Gaming Console to really shine through the model all while making a classic colorway that anyone can enjoy.


We do not have a release date as of yet but a release in the up and coming weeks is expected. When they do release they will be available at select retailers and for a likely retail price of $160. The nostalgic inspiration and the clash of two strong communities will likely cause these to be a huge hit so do not sleep. Check out official images below and follow JustFreshKicks for updates and more sneaker news.

UPDATE: We finally have official word that the Nike Air Max 97 “Nintendo 64” will be releasing on September 25th, 2019 for a retail price of $170. Stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for details and updates when applicable.

Nike Air Max 97 “Nintendo 64”
Release Date: September 25th, 2019
Retail Price: $170
Style Code: CI5012-001