September 18, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
The Nike Air Safari has been around since 1987 and although it is now considered a classic, the road to immortality has been a little different than most 80’s Nike models. The Air Safari is a rare case in which the “Safari” pattern that they are best known for has actually eclipsed the original shoe in terms of fame. By now, everybody knows the Safari pattern well, but some younger sneakerheads might not even know where it got its start. There have been a few relatively slept-on Retro releases of the Air Safari, but now that the pattern has become so much more widely recognizable in recent years, Nike has decided to bring the shoe back once again, this time in some eye-catching new colorways.
The Holiday ’09 season will see the release of two new versions of the Air Safari, sure to make more of an impression this time around. One sports a combination of grey and black on the upper with some bright orange accents and contrast stitching. The other stays closer to the OG colorway, swapping out the original orange for red and adding some yellow stitching to the mix. You can see the other new colorway after the jump and stay tuned for more info and pics as the release approaches. Via SneakersBR.