With a handful of updated elements . the Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17 'Silver Bullet' sneaker honors the design and colorway of the OG release from 20 years earlier. Released on August 17 . 2017 . this model swaps traditional leather for synthetic tracks on the upper . and features a metal-like mesh gradient that moves across the sidewall . and up the tongue. The call-out on the heel strip lets you know you’re wearing an Air Max sneaker . as does the Max Air unit that runs the length of the shoe.