Nike Air Max 97 “Silver Bullet” Returns

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Nike Air Max 97 "Silver Bullet" is being retroed. However, it's exclusive to Italy.

The specific colorway was inspired by the Japanese bullet train. It's also the first Nike shoe to feature a full-length Air unit along its sole, a landmark moment in both Nike Air technology and sneaker design altogether. In Italy, the "Silver Bullet" was particularly popular, so its return is an exclusive Italian re-release.

The Air Max 97 "Silver Bullett" drops Oct. 5 at select Italian stores, including Slam Jam, NikeLab ST18, Excelsior and One Block Down in Milan, Holypop in Rome and LuisaViaRoma in Florence.