When the first visible Max Air unit debuted in 1987, it revolutionized the running shoe world, completely redefining what athletes expected from their gear. In 2017, athletes still expect the best. And, although many of the original Air Max shoes have retired from pounding the pavement to become streetwear staples, Nike continues to deliver the best possible technology, comfort, and style in every new Air Max addition. Enter, the Air Max 2017.

Nike Air Max 2017

For 2017, Nike has made subtle changes to its signature sneaker, shifting the Nike Swoosh back onto the medial and lateral sides and removing the Dynamic Flywire cables of the Air Max 2016.

Nike Air Max 2017

The shoe’s full engineered mesh upper creates a sleek look, while a wave pattern beginning at the midfoot adds a unique pop of style we haven’t seen in the past few iterations.

The full-length Max Air outsole unit is back for another year, offering the cushioned comfort you’ve come to expect and the head-turning style only a sneaker icon can provide.

The Air Max 2017 finishes with Nike’s traditional Waffle outsole, famously first crafted by Bill Bowerman pouring rubber onto his wife’s waffle iron.


Thirty years after the first Max Air bubble hit the market, Nike’s Air Max line is still going strong. Whether you wear them to rack up the miles or to turn heads, the Nike Air Max 2017 makes a bold statement. Be part of the story and grab your pair of the Air Max 2017, available now.