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The Nike Air Safari was first released in 1987. Tinker Hatfield wanted to introduce the safari print, but didn't know exactly how at the time. Countless ideas were collected and combined.

"I had this feeling of luxury and comfort and the idea of making an athletic shoe deliberately not athletic seemed good," Hatfield says. So Hatfield was sure of his conviction and put his idea on paper, but until then he did not know what materials the sneaker would be constructed from.

History of the Sneaker

So Tinker Hatfield boarded a plane to New York City and was immediately drawn into the spell of a furniture shop. But it was a very specific couch that was in the shop window that motivated him to enter the shop. Immediately, he was inspired and knew what the Nike Air Safari should look like in reality. "Even before they could throw me out of the shop, I had fallen hopelessly in love with this couch. I was fascinated by the fact that this couch was so fabulous just because of the material it was covered in." The couch itself was covered in ostrich leather and Hatfield just had to find a faux version of that material to bring the Nike Air Safari to life. And as we can see, the Nike Air Safari has become something truly great.

So now the Nike Air Safari could finally become a reality. But there were some teething problems at the beginning, because many people were not really convinced by the idea. The Nike Air Safari was then released for the first time with the Air Pack. Four different models, the Air Max 1, Air Trainer I, Air Sock and the Air Safari were launched. So now the Nike Air Safari has been around for a few years and is still going strong. It is popular and definitely still a nice eye-catcher.

Materials of the Nike Air Safari

Of course, one thing is immediately obvious about the Nike Air Safari. The upper with its safari print. This print was Tinker's interpretation of ostrich leather and was a unique new design aesthetic that set the Air Safari apart from any sneaker in 1987. In addition, the traditional mesh components were replaced with leather. Here, it was once again made clear that the Nike Air Safari was not designed for performance, but also for design. Although it is "running-inspired", it is still not a typical running shoe.

An EVA midsole was used for the midsole, which was able to ensure comfort, along with the Nike Air. This makes the sneaker not only comfortable, but also offers perfect cushioning for the foot.

Even though it was met with a lot of resistance in the beginning, Hatfield was able to convince with his safari print and the Nike Air Safari has become a significant sneaker in the sneaker game.

Conclusion on the Nike Air Safari

So what can one say about it? Clearly, this is a sneaker with class and a lot of idea. The Nike Air Safari is not a typical running shoe, as has mainly been the case with Nike up to now. The Nike Air Safari was the first sneaker that was inspired by running, but mainly focused on design and class.
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2024-12-31

Nike Air Safari SE SP 'Cobblestone'

 
€137

2019-01-21

Nike Air Safari SE SP 'Game Royal'

 

2019-01-21

Nike Air Safari 'Tech Pack' Kabutomushi

 
€148

2018-10-30

Nike Air Safari SE Grey

 
€136

2018-08-09

Nike Air Safari SE

 
€122

2018-07-13

Nike Air Safari (Orange/Grey)

 
€103

2018-05-01

Nike Air Safari QS Orange

 
€83

2018-03-24

Nike Air Safari QS Black

 
€83

2018-03-24

Nike Air Safari Cobblestone

 
€174

 

Nike Air Max Dawn Black Safari Animal (W)

 
€99

 

Nike Air Safari Mortar

 
€25

 

Nike Air Safari Royal Pale Grey Vachetta Tan

 
€185

 

NIKE "Dunk Low ""Safari Mix""

 

 

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€231

 

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€264

 

Nike Air Safari NRG

 
€211

 

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€520

 

Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 Academy CR7 Safari MG White

 
€138

 

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€707

 

Nike Dunk SB High Black Safari Atomic Red

 
€486

 

Nike Roshe Run Safari Challenge Red

 
€286

 

Nike Air Safari Black Leather

 
€285

 

Nike Golf Tour Premiere Safari Bred

 
€554

 

Nike LeBron 16 Low Atmos Safari

 
€189

 

Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour Safari Bred

 
€460

 

Nike Air Safari Royal Russet

 
€148

 

Nike Roshe Golf Tour Safari Bred

 
€561

 

Nike Mercurial Superfly 7 Elite CR7 FG Safari

 
€264

 

Nike Air Safari Royal Black Vachetta Tan

 
€370

 

Nike Air Trainer 1 Md Prm Nrg 'Safari'

 
€117

 

Nike Air Revolution Safari

 
€315

 

Nike Air Safari Se

 
€77

 

Nike Air Safari

 
€156

 

Nike LeBron 14 Low AC EP Safari

 
€168

 

Nike Air Safari Premium Nrg

 
€175

 

Nike Dunk SB Low Purple Safari

 
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Nike React Vapor 2 NRG Safari Bred

 
€325

 

Nike Lunar Safari Blue Glow

 
€398

 

Nike Air Trainer II Barry Sanders Safari

 
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Nike Air Safari LE Gym Red

 
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Nike LeBron Zoom Soldier 11 Safari (GS)

 
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