Though the Nike Air Max 97 is no stranger to 3M, with its trademark 3M piping, it is one of the few Nike styles that has not received a more extensive 3M treatment. This has apparently changed. New pics of sample completely 3M reflective Nike Air Max 97s recently hit the Net. Taking the 3M normally found on the piping a step further, these “Medicom” Dunk like Nike Air Max 97s feature a Metallic Silver upper that reflects when exposed to light. In addition to the 3M upper, the “3M” 97 features non-traditional flat laces (as opposed to the normal round running laces), a leather interior, and a translucent sole.
As of now, the “3M” Nike Air Max 97s have appeared only as size 9 samples and have hit select Nike outlets. It is rare to see a sneaker pop up at an outlet before it hits retail. This usually occurs when a sneaker has been scrapped. Since true 3M reflective material is hard to work with, this may be the case, but time will tell. We will continue to track this release.
*UPDATE* The 3M Nike Air Max 97s are available in Europe (a hotbed for the AM97) and were created for the 10 year anniversary of the Air Max 97.
Thanks to Steve of [Cliquenmove.com] for the updated info.
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