It’s no secret that Nike often look to the animal kingdom when it comes to choosing the designs and colour-ways of their shoes. The Swoosh has sat over animal camouflage on a number of well known silhouettes, such as the Air Max 1 and 95, which were famously given an animalistic makeover for several of Nike’s collaboration with Atmos. However it isn’t just the big name collaborations that this treatment, as many in-line Nike products also utilise animal prints in an effective way, such as the Nike Air Safari SE.
This season another sillhoutte is being given the animal look, in the form of the VaporMax Safari Pack. Although the VaporMax is a few years old at this point, it still remains one of the Nikes most contemporary silhouettes, both in terms of the design and the technology utilised. However the Safari Pack helps to tie the VaporMax in with the OG’s, while simultaneously taking the animal print motif to the next level.
The collection thus far has included a Lizard, Tiger, Snake, Zebra and Leopard iterations, and to finish off the line Nike are taking some of the most striking design elements from the aforementioned animal-themed shoes and putting them into one. The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2.0 features a monochromatic upper, with a mix of different animal prints, linking back to the previous shoes in the collection. The most striking design feature is the bright orange sole unit, which is reminiscent of the Leopard and Tiger iterations.
The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 2.0 Safari is Now Available. Sizes range from UK6 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced at £170.