May 22, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
For the designers at Nike right now, it’s not that foreign an idea to combine elements from two classic sneakers into one. It’s common to see a classic colorway show up on a different sneaker, like last year’s “Keep Rippin, Stop Slippin” Air Safari-inspired Air Max 1, but rarely have we ever seen two classic colorways combined on one shoe. Yesterday brought news of the upcoming Quickstrike return of the original red Air Max 1, and in the case of these kicks, it looks like they are borrowing the mudguard from those and adding it to these.
The top half of the shoe stays true to the original Air Safari blueprint, but the bottom half pays tribute to the OG red Air Max 1. The combination comes together nicely, making for a eye-catching shoe with twice the Retro appeal. Look for these to hit select Nike accounts sometime in July, but if you don’t want to take any chances, you can pre-order a pair now at End. Keep reading after the jump for some more looks at the Air Max 1 Premium Safari.