The Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' Has Been Relaunched in the US and Europe

By: Rebecca Byers - May 16, 2017
References: gq & highsnobiety
Released in the US in spring 2017 after a European launch limited to a handful of retailers at the end of 2016, the divisive Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' has returned for a limited time to the delight of many sneaker fans.

The classic silhouette has been a fan favorite since it's original release and was previously marketed as a Quickstrike. Inspired by industrial design, the sneakers gained their 'Silver Bullet' nickname from the Japanese bullet trains with which Nike designer Christian Tresser apparently obsessed over.

The Nike Air Max 97 'Silver Bullet' follows the re-release of various cult footwear from the 90s era, including Steve Madden's re-launch of the platform wedge sandals, 'Slinky.'