June 01, 2021 - Ahead of the virtual Puerto Rican Day parade, one of New York City's biggest cultural moments, the institutional Air Max 97 OG "Silver Bullet" is the canvas for a special Puerto Rican colorway, symbolizing the permanence of Nuyorican heritage and culture in the city.
The Puerto Rican flag appears on the tongue and on the Air-Sole bubble as an emblematic symbol of national pride. The Air-Sole unit helps provide lift and comfort in the same ways Puerto Rican culture has vitalized the city for generations. Colors from the Puerto Rican flag accent areas like the sock liner and the embroidery on the midfoot.
The phrase "Aquí Me Quedo," translated to "I’ll Stay Here," is printed on the insole, a message reflecting the community’s historically strong connection to New York City.
The Air Max 97 "Puerto Rico" and a commemorative T-shirt release beginning June 5 on SNKRS and at select retailers.
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