The Nike Air Max 97 Premium "Black" debuted in 1997 as a performance runner and has since gone on to enjoy a second life as an everyday lifestyle design. Inspired by a high-speed bullet train, the Air Max 97 Premium features modern detailing woven into the DNA of its design. The lightweight upper dons black leather welded design lines over a black mesh base. Contrasting the look is a small embroidered white Swoosh on the toe with embroidered white Nike branding above the midsole. The tongue features a black-based ribbing motif that spells out "Air Max" in white lettering. Completing the look of the low-top silhouette is a white rubber midsole with a visible full-length Max Air cushioning system.