Air Max 97 vibes take ahold of the Magista Obra II as Nike invite the football scene to their Air Max Day party. Landing as a quarter of the Air Max Icons collection, the Magista borrows shades of the lifestyle shoe and embraces them in a special edition crossover.
Inspired by one of the most distinctive Air Max series of all time, the Magista Obra II x Air Max 97 takes on a typically wavy set of visuals and repositioned Swoosh as the boot aims to mirror the aesthetics of the Air Max, minus the inclusion of the Air technology. A strong Nike archive offering reinvented on the backdrop of Nike's most advanced footballing tool – it's a special edition with serious game.
Rather than just releasing to fill collector's cabinets and fuel resale figures, the Nike Magista Obra II x Air Max 97 will indeed fulfill the job it was built to do during the upcoming week of international friendlies. The trio of big ones are the fixtures in question: Germany vs England (22/03), France vs Spain (28/03) and Holland vs Italy (28/03). Keep an eye out for Sergi Roberto, Leonardo Bonucci and Kevin Strootman all penciled in to switch into the Air Max hype.
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