The Women’s Nike Air Max 97 “Gold Bullet” is Locked and Loaded

Much to the satisfaction of Air Max enthusiasts and ‘90s running-sneaker aficionados, Nike rereleased the Air Max 97 in its original “Silver Bullet” colorway late last year. It appears that release wasn’t the last bullet in the clip, however, as the sportswear brand has plans to bring back the equally beloved “Gold Bullet” this March.

First released in 1999 and last launched in 2018, the Air Max 97 “Gold Bullet” is a spiritual successor to the “Silver Bullet” colorway in many ways. The Christian Tresser–designed sneaker boasts a “Metallic Gold” mesh upper with matching leather overlays. The tonal look is broken up by “Varsity Red”–colored Swoosh logos on the quarter panels and tongues.

Down below, the sneaker features a white foam midsole unit, which houses the visible full-length Max Air cushioning system. The distinctly-‘90s design is capped off with rubber outsoles done in black and white.

Want to own this piece of Air Max history? The Nike Air Max 97 “Gold Bullet” will be available on and DTLR stores on March 7th in women’s sizing.