Originally released back in 2002, the Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Safari is expected to make a return in 2016.Featuring a heavy dose of Nike’s popular safari print wrapping around the entire mudguard and the ankle, this 2016 version of the shoe has a few differences in comparison to the OG pair. For starters we can see that the outsole has been changed to an icy blue instead of the original gum outsole. Next we see that the material on the toecap has also been switched out for a new furry replacement. Fans of the original may also notice that the overall shape of the shoe also has a different look from the original.
There has been no confirmation yet, but international retailers are suggesting a February 27th release date for the 2016 Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Safari. How do you feel about these making a return in upgraded fashion?The Nike Air Max 1 had the Nike Air cushioning unit on full display. Seeing is believing, and the transparent window in the rear of the shoe proved a hit! The sneaker’s upper was made of nylon mesh and synthetic suede.
Since 1987, the Air Max has been produced in a variety of colourways and fabric combinations, which have given it a contemporary flavour. The first reissue was in 1992 and signalled a change in design: the midsole and outsole used in the updated version were taken from the Air Max 3 (now called the Air Max 90). All the shoes were leather, but in 1995 Nike brought out nylon reissues. Then in 1996, the swoosh on the side became smaller.Nike was experimenting with the formula at that time. In 2003, two special versions were created with the help of Japan-based sneaker specialist store Atmos. The model continues to evolve to this day.