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!