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Sneakers August 17, 2017   |  WORDS: John Yong

The Swarovski Air Max 97 Really Blings it

The Swarovski crystal Air Max 97 adds a touch of bling to your sneaker collection.

The Swarovski Air Max 97 features a stitch-free upper made of a Cyrstal Fabric.

This Crystal Fabric contains thousands of tiny cut and uncut crystal stones, giving the shoe a gleaming appearance. Other details of the shoe include tonal laces and the standard Max Air cushioning.

“This was such an exciting project in terms of material innovation,” said Marie Crow, Nike’s Material Design Director for NikeWomen Sportswear. “We were looking to explore shine and durability in a new and innovative way, and we loved the juxtaposition of the Crystal Fabric’s tough spark to reinvent an already iconic shoe.”

Nike also added that this is the first time that it has used Swarovski crystals on a shoe.

This luxe Swarovski Air Max 97 is scheduled for global release on September 7 at select retailers. Sole Collector puts the price of the shoe at US$400 (approx S$545).

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