Welcome back SFS family! Today I’m giving you the fresh look at the collaboration between Undefeated and Nike on the classic Air Max 97. Available in two colorways, the sneakers are expected to release on Tuesday, December 29th for $180 at Undefeated.com. Right now Undefeated is the only supplier for these shoes.
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Feel free to skip to Release Info and Conclusion now to get the need to know details for this release. Next we’ll be going over some similar shoes from the past.
We’ll touch on it more later, but for those unaware, Undefeated has already put their own spin on the Air Max 97. Releasing a few years ago, the black and white colorways are both currently reselling for around the $500 mark.
More recently we’ve seen Undefeated get their shot at a number of sneakers. We’ve seen their work on the likes of the Adidas ZX 8000,
the Nike Kobe 5 Protro,
and the Nike Air Max 90.
Be sure to click the links on each individual article if you’re interested in any of the sneakers.
Perhaps one of the more memorable projects in recent memory landed in 2017 as Nike was celebrating the Air Max 97‘s 20th Anniversary, unquestionably the most prolific year for the globally popular silhouette. Delivering three stylish iterations with perfect placement of the shop’s name around each shoe – the black/red, the ComplexCon-exclusive white, and Friends and Family olive – Undefeated’s collaboration was easily ranked among that year’s best – and arguably among the best Air Max 97s ever.
For 2020, Undefeated revisits that celebrated design in two new colorways. One applies their familiar flight jacket theme with militia green and orange blaze, while a new concoction of black and volt joins the collection. Both feature the same Undefeated banner with ample reflective accents throughout.
We have the official images here. Which colorway are you leaning towards? Sidenote: is anyone else getting major “Tokyo/Japan 97” vibes from the black/volt colorway?
Conclusion and Resale Anticipation
I, for one, am psyched for this release. For me, the best colourway has to be “Militia Green”. I have to imagine the rest of the world feels the same way so if you’re looking to maximize profit, go for the greens.
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Release Info/Where to BuyRELEASE DATE: Tuesday, December 29th
EST RETAIL PRICE: $180AVERAGE RESALE VALUE: $350
RETAIL POINTS: Undefeated.com – A SNKRS release could be in the cards for a later time.
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After seeing the complete guide to the sneakers, what are your thoughts on the two Air Max 97s from Undefeated?
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Erik has been a devotee to sneakers and footwear in general ever since he can remember. His Mount Rushmore of sneakers in his collection would be the Grey New Balance 990v4's, Nike x Atmos Animal Air Max 95 (06), Jordan 3 White cement, and Pure Platinum Air Yeezy 2.