NASA engineer Marion Frank Rudy gave Phil Knight, a Nike founder, a novel ideal of adding an air unit to the midsole of sneakers. It was back in 1978. It’s a good thing that Phil Knight agreed to this idea, so in 1980, this revolutionary technology was patented and you can see now the rest was history. To pay tribute to the man behind this breakthrough, Nike Sportswear has released two-tone Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy” earlier this year and this project follows up with another bright retro tones.
This model features a “Summit White” canvas base along with a nice light grey wraparound suede mudguard. Nike Air Max 97 “M. Frank Rudy” also comes with orange, yellow, and blue piping lines for eye-catching pops of color, including a tan leather piece overlaid on the tongue. There are some details that help complete the look and its history, such as a hand-drawn Swooth, blueprint graphics on the insoles, yellow rubber outsoles, and “Est. 1997” branding on its air bubble midsoles. For a finishing touch, this shoe comes with Nike Air pressure gauge hangtag.