If you can remember the launch of the first Nike Air Max 97, you were probably out of nappies by 1997. Because this was the year that Nike released its first running shoe to the market – which means it celebrates its 20th birthday in 2017. Nike made the most of the occasion by relaunching the ’97 shoe at the end of 2016, to the great joy of fans: At last, these trainers – which, with their iconic streamlined shape, are still totally in fashion – are once again available to the public. Incidentally, designer Christian Tresser copied the aerodynamic silhouette from the Japanese “Shinkansen”, colloquially known as bullet trains. The original “Silver Bullet” colourway included various shades of reflective grey and was a real eye-catcher. Even today, the Nike Air Max 97 is a genuine symbol of speed and athletic elegance.