Atmos x Nike Air Max 1 Safari coming soon, yes that is correct the shoe is scheduled for a release on 14th of March 2016. As we prepare for a remake, it’s appropriate that we look back at, arguably, one of the most important Air Max 1’s to ever be created. 15 years after the release of the original Air Max 1, Nike was looking not only to pay homage to the runner but create excitement around a new unique version. To aid them in accomplishing this task they called upon the brain-trust at Japanese retailer atmos. The first company to collaborate on the famed model, the atmos team took it back to 1987 for inspiration. The Air Safari was dissected and bits were incorporated into the design of the new runner.
Another Tinker Hatfield creation, the two models were connected in a myriad of ways so seeing “Safari” influences on the Air Max 1 made sense.
In 2002 Nike and atmos collaborated on the Air Max 1 Safari, which went on to become one of the most sought after versions of the model. Soon they will be available to cop again.