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The 10 Best Nike Air Max 97 Releases of 2017

The Nike Air Max 97 celebrated its 20th birthday in 2017, and what a celebration it was! 2017 was easily the biggest year ever for the iconic Air Max model that debuted full-length visible Air to the world back in '97. And if you don't already know why, you apparently having been paying much attention to the sneaker world this year. From OG colorways to the monumental OFF-WHITE edition, and even a modernized 'Ultra' construction, the wavy runner has never before received as much love as it did this past year.

With so many epic releases for the Air Max 97 in 2017, we thought the silhouette deserved one last celebration: a top ten recap of the very best versions all year. Here are the Stadium Goods picks for the essential Air Max 97's from 2017. If you claim to be an Air Max fan, you better have at least one of these in your collection already. And if not, we've got you covered!

Stadium Goods 2017 Top Selling Sneakers

If 2016 was the year adidas convincingly planted themselves back in the hearts of sneaker collectors, 2017 was the year the brand straight up took over. Look no further for proof of their domination in the marketplace than this list of our top 25 best-selling sneakers of the year. The top ten? All adidas.

And the takeover continues from there, with 18 of the top 25 all coming from adidas and Yeezy. In 2016, adidas won a photo finish in our top 50 best sellers, taking just over half of the list with 26 entries. This new top 50 of 2017 shows that the Three Stripes have clearly pulled away from the Swoosh, taking up almost the entire list. Even in a year that saw the introduction of Nike’s innovative and stylish new VaporMax, Air was just no competition for Boost.

But with the insane hype and massive success of the OFF-WHITE x Nike “THE TEN” collection in the last quarter of 2017, Nike’s stock is definitely back on the rise. Could 2018 be the year the Swoosh takes back their place as kings of the sneaker market here at Stadium Goods? We’re predicting that it’s going to be quite a battle.

See how it all played out in 2017 with our list of the top 25 selling sneakers from Stadium Goods in-store and online, as well as our retail partners around the globe. You’ll see plenty of Yeezys, Ultra Boosts, and Jordan retros, and more than likely, some models you still need to add to your own collection.


The Modern-Day Evolution of Lifestyle Air Jordan 1s

Despite there being 32 iterations of the Air Jordan in existence, it’s the inaugural Air Jordan 1 that has the most design potential.

In fact, the Air Jordan 1 assumed the role of early adopter in terms of Michael Jordan’s signature styles receiving retro redesigns with a lifestyle twist. But that makes sense given the model's resemblance to the Nike Dunk High, which experienced a golden era in both premium and SB versions in the early-mid 2000s (greatly due to the possibilities for out-of-the-box color blocking). Read more >>

Ski Mask The Slump God Cops His 1st Pair Or Jordans On 'Sneaker Shopping'

The Internet dictates rap happenings, birthed a new generations, and expands the purview of Hip-Hop culture. Proof is in the proverbial pudding when mentioning Ski Mask The Slump God, known for his animated personality and dexterous flow to boot.

Ski Mask, a Broward County, Florida, native, is the latest rap star to visit Stadium Goods in Complex’s ‘Sneaker Shopping.’ Read more >>

SG's Halloween Costume Kicks


On this Tuesday, the light at the end of the tunnel that is the work day is a little brighter – especially for the celebratory types – because it's Halloween.

The night's festivities require a little creativity (read: elite level creativity). But fret not, Stadium Goods has your back. Read more >>


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