For the 50th U.S. Open, Serena Williams will take the court in style thanks to the sublime touch of Virgil Abloh, the Off-White founder who has sent the sneaker world in a frenzy with his “The 10” collaboration with Nike. As part of “The Queen Collection”, which includes on-court apparel and footwear exclusively made for Serena, Virgil crafted new colorways of his Nike Blazer and Nike Air Max 97 befitting of Serena’s royal theme – one that is inspired by her love of ballet. Featuring an elemental rose upper and a color gradient of pink, purple, and gold, the Air Max 97 received a welcome touch of power and finesse that only the 23-time champion can bring to the game.
Nike Sportswear will continue to release new color options of the Nike Air Max 97 through Fall. If you’re yet to score traditional colorways of the Nike Air Max 97 this year, your hopes should remain high given Nike’s plans to push the 20th anniversary silhouette throughout the remainder of the year. Today, we take a first look at a forthcoming “Triple Black” colorway.
While both black and anthracite shades appear present, the shoe maintains noir centric with premium leather construction and 3M reflective paneling. Visible Air remains the focal point of the Nike Air Max 97 “Triple Black” edition, which according to retailer Inflammable, is due in stores this November. Take a closer look below and let us know if you plan to cop a pair.
Nike Air Max 97 “Triple Black”