The Nike Air Max 97 includes a triangular printed pattern on the mudguard, which represents the yellow button. Each tongue has "Power" and "Reset" text, and "Air Max" is written on the heel tabs in the same Nintendo font. A finishing touch can be found on the insole. The sole has unique graphics in honour of the ESRB rating symbol on the video game packaging. The smooth grey is used as a basis for nodding to the 64's controller, while the mudguard features a triangular print in the same tone, encouraging you to continue playing. Then, the green, blue, red, and yellow decorative symbols are spread across the upper, midsole, and outsole, acknowledging the colours of the controller buttons and Nintendo 64 logo.