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.
So far we’ve seen a Zebra and Snake iteration that took inspiration from their animal namesakes with the former being a loud head-turner, while the latter was a more subtle and stealthy offering. For the next entry into the series Nike have returned to the eye-catching animal print, in the form of the Nike Air Vapormax FK 2.0 ‘Tiger’. The VaporMax tiger features a striking orange and black blend Primeknit upper and tiger stripe adorned heel-tab, as well as a translucent air bubble sole, which helps the tiger motif stand out even further.
The Nike Air VaporMax FK 2.0 Safari Pack ‘Tiger’ will be available Friday 2nd November, sizes range from UK7 – UK12 (including half sizes), priced at £170.