Good news, everybody – the Nike SB Dunk Low “Safari” seems to be a “GR” – a general release. This means that numbers won’t be too limited and more people will have the chance to cop this nice version of the Nike SB Dunk Low.
As a reminiscence of the Nike Air Max 1 “Safari”, which was born from the collaboration of Nike and the infamous Tokyo based streetwear and seaker boutique atmos in 2002, the Nike SB Dunk Low “Safari” will hit stores in Europe and the US in March. Back in 2002, the Japanese retailers atmos were the first to leave their mark on the AM1 and they decided to pay homage to a shoe called Nike Safari, a shoe that released together with the original Nike Air Max 1 in 1987. atmos put some “safari” print on their Air Max 1, a pattern that the Nike Air Safari was dressed in and named after.
Nike SB has picked up on the design theme of the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Safari” from 2002 and transferred it onto the SB Dunk Low almost 1 to 1 in colors, materials and all the little details. We see a base of light brown tones. The toebox and collar are made of canvas, whereas the side panel features a shining suede. A dark brown is used on the heel tab on which sitz a smeall green Swoosh. In contrast to all those earthy tones, the overlays are held in the eponymous grey safari print. On that safari print we can see a stitched black mini Swoosh in the area of the outer forefoot.
The color of the Swoosh on the outside is also light brown, almost yellow, the one on the inside has a dull green. Both, mini Swoosh and main Swoosh colors are details that were taken from the OG atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Safari”. On the plush black mesh tongue sits a green tongue label with a matching brown Nike SB Dunk Low Pro lettering. A white midsole and a gum outsole complete this well executed SB Dunk Low. The quality of the material of the sample was really promising so let’s hope that Nike will keep this up for the release version. Only thing to complain about seems to be the quality of the safari print overlays. It is said that compared to the OG Nike Air Safari and the atmos x Air Max 1 “Safari”, the quality of the safari print is worthy of improvement though.
The European and US release date is set for 14th March 2020. Skateshops like Wind, Blowout and Civilist will get the Nike SB Dunk Low “Safari”. If it really will be a “GR”, we assume that many more shops will get the shoe and even offer it online…we’ll keep you updated. To see all updates, make sure to follow @dunk.bar on Instagram.
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