Classics never go out of style. Case in point: The Nike Air Max 97 sneakers. This '90s stunner has been a favorite among sneakerheads and casual wearers alike since its release. For decades the unique upper design - inspired by the rippled lines caused by a rain drop in a puddle - has had a polarizing effect. The Air Max 97 was designed with the runner entirely in mind. The full-length visible air unit provided enough cushioning to comfort high-impact runners and keep casual wearers feeling light on their feet. The AM97 maintained the layered look from the AM95, but offered a sleeker take with its metallic coloring. The 3M stripe wrapping around the shoe gave the sneaker even more flash.