There is an about a 1.5-size difference between men's and women's sizing.
For example, a women’s size 9 is about a men’s size 7.5.
After releasing a metallic gold version in 2017, Nike and soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo brought the “Patchwork” concept to a red colorway of the Air Max 97 in 2018. The stitched upper was inspired by Ronaldo’s humble upbringing. As a child, his mother would have to patch together his sneakers because Ronaldo would wear a hole in them from playing so much soccer. The vibrant red hue on this Air Max 97 CR7 is a nod to the flag of Ronaldo's home country of Portugal.