Nike gives the Air Max 97 Black Binary Blue a simple color scheme and accentuates the striking appearance. This generation of runners in the '90s replaced the standard leather mudguard with a patent leather application, which is painted in blue. The loudest design of this shoe is a straight black mesh upper with black tone stripes. It has a blue patent leather mudguard that surrounds the shoe from heel to toe. The aqua blue swoosh on the tongue and the aqua blue detailing around the midfoot swoosh bring further blue flair.