Updated at

Walk On The Wild Side With The Nike Air Max 97 Leopard Tongue

Nike Air Max 97 Leopard Tongue
Nike Air Max 97 Leopard Tongue

As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Christian Tresser’s AM 97, not only should we remember iconic colorways of the past like the “Silver Bullet,” but we should also look forward to brand new pairs like the upcoming "Leopard Tongue." While the Beaverton-based footwear brand is certainly no stranger when it comes to big cat-inspired releases, this may just be their craziest one yet.

From a distance, this Nike Air Max 97 looks like the usual affair. With a mesh and leather base that’s doused in white, olive green accents offer up a militaristic vibe. Of course, the star of the show has got to be the aptly dubbed “Leopard Tongue” feature that nods to the predator’s unique fur pattern. Arriving in an earthy brown and yellow palette, black spots are peppered throughout to keep in line with the theme. This is all proudly showcased on top of a creamy, sail-colored midsole, complete with the exposed Max Air unit that the AM 97 is renowned for.

The Nike Air Max 97 Leopard Tongue is set to release in 2022. It will drop at Nike, via the SNKRS app, and at select retailers worldwide, in-store and online. Coming in men's sizing, retail is set at $185. Keep it locked to our Twitter andMobile App to stay up to date on future releases.

Nike Air Max 97 "Leopard Tongue"

Color: White/Brown-Sail-Green-Volt
Style Code: DX8973-100
Release Date: 2022
Price: $185

Images via Nike

[@portabletext/react] Unknown block type "productEmbed.block", specify a component for it in the `components.types` prop

Related News

Sneaker releases, raffles, and news in real-time.

Enjoy all the latest sneaker raffle and releases, shock drops, release calendar, and exclusive sneaker news in the palm of your hand.

  • Autofill for faster raffle entry
  • Raffle entry tracking
  • Real-time push notifications
  • Restocks and AutoCart
Download the app
Sole Retriever Mobile App Home Screen
Get the latest sneaker news in your inbox

Join thousands of sneakerheads.

Background for newsletter depicting Travis Scott Jordan 1 Low

Sole Retriever

Sole Retriever finds sneaker raffles and sneaker releases from around the globe, giving you the best chances to cop the latest sneaker releases for retail.

© 2024 Sole Retriever LLC