Following a series of leaks and teasers, 2020's UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 97 has finally been officially unveiled. A project that was rumoured since the start of the year, the Los Angeles boutique's take on the Swoosh silhouette is considered by many sneakerheads to be one of the hottest collaborations ever, so if you didn't manage to secure a pair back in 2017 then this is your best bet.
Launching in two colourways including "Black Volt" and "Militia Green", the latter of which bears a striking resemblance to the "Friends & Family" edition that surfaced three years ago, both pairs are crafted from premium leather with dashes of mesh throughout for added breathability. UNDEFEATED branding makes its way around the Japanese bullet train-inspired silhouette, while pull tabs adorn the tongue and heel for a utilitarian aesthetic.
Down below, you'll find a crisp Nike Air midsole that's as comfortable as it gets. The "Black Volt" pair is contrasted with green hues while the "Green Militia" gains orange accents as a homage to UNDFTD's legendary Air Jordan 4 collaboration from 2005.
Expected to launch worldwide on December 29th, the UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 97 is really and truly ending the year with a bang. Let us know which colourway you're feeling the most, and while you're here, you might as well take a sneak peek at the Kim Jones x Nike Air Max 95 "Volt"!