First appearing on the Air Safari back in 1987 the Tinker Hatfield designed print has been a firm favourite over the years whenever it’s made an appearance.
The inspiration for this iconic print apparently came from a high end furniture store in New York City. Tinker Hatfield had visited the store and was quite taken by a couch in a finish he’d never seen before, the finish was ostrich skin and up to the point of his use of a stylised version for the Nike Air Safari a finish normally reserved only for the mega rich. In an attempt to give their new release an air of luxury they decided to use it on the then new silhouette, the Air Safari, and the tradition of Safari print on Nike shoes was born.
Having featured since on Dunks, Air Force 180’s, rather famously on the Air Max 1B and even on the CR Mercurial Vapor III football boot. This is the first time it’s made it on to an Air Presto and this time the inspiration for the Safari execution comes from the aforementioned Air Max 1 B. Something tells us this won’t be the last we see of the Safari print this year…
Nike Air Presto SE QS “Safari”
Launch: Coming Soon