Nike Honors The Father of Air Again With The Air Max 97

Marion Franklin Rudy, often known as Frank Rudy, is the engineer who invented Nike’s Air technology, which permanently altered the footwear industry. Nike produced the Air Tailwind, the first shoe to use Rudy’s “Air” technology, in 1978. He was able to patent the technology that was advancing the “Revolution” in 1980.

Nike Sportswear will release a new model of the Nike Air Max 97 in Summit White, Black, and Safety Orange to honour the current engineer. It’s made of mesh, leather, and suede with EST. 1997 printed on the lateral Air unit, his name printed on the lace tips, and blueprint insoles with technical artwork and his signature. The design and concept are completed with an air pressure hangtag.

Check out the official images below, and watch for the Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy” to hit select shops and Nike.com in the coming weeks. The suggested retail price is $185 USD.

Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy”

Color: Summit White/Black-Safety Orange
Style Code: DV2619-100
Release Date: 2022
Price: $185

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

Nike Air Max 97 M. Frank Rudy Air Pressure DV2619-100 Release Date

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