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Christian Tresser Shares Nike Air Max 97 Design Process

From Nike Spiridon renderings, to Reebok Daytona DMX 2000 sketches, footwear designer, Christian Tresser has been casually posting some process sketches, renderings and tech packs behind some of his legendary sneaker designs via his Instagram account for the past few months now.

Below we get a look at the design process behind one of Nike’s most legendary silhouettes; the Nike Air Max 97.
From his inspiration behind the design (a radiating ripple effect from a drop of water), to the initial sketches, and a hand drawn tech pack, Christian’s shared it all.

If you want to hear more about the design from Christian himself, NiceKicks caught up with him last year for an interview, which you can see here.
 
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First sketch of the Air Max ‘97

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The beginning sketches of the Air Max 97, original drawing by me

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Rough sketch, working out the lines, going with the flow

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Original drawings of AM 97 by me

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More of my sketching process of the AM 97

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2015 at Nike H.Q. for Air Max Day #airmaxday

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