The late 80s are still regarded as an absolute golden era for Nike with outdoor-inspired patterns, design inspiration and silhouettes dominating. 1987 saw the launch of the Air Safari, one of the boldest patterns ever seen on athletic footwear. This was followed a year later by the lesser-spotted Lava High model, which leads us nicely into 1989. The launch of a small Nike department entitled ‘All Conditions Gear’ (better known as ‘ACG’) was quickly gathering pace within the hiking, climbing and mountain biking communities, producing specially created innovative and eye catching silhouettes.
With most outdoor lines now officially under the ACG banner, 1991 was the year famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and his crew of visionaries produced the revered Air Mowabb; a silhouette that was designed like no other, with the main inspiration taken from the rugged terrain found in the Moab desert, Utah. All Condition Gear models had an aesthetic like no other, the majority featuring loud and brash colourways that would previously never have been seen on a hiking trail. Yet it’s precisely because of these features that they have evolved into holding a legendary status.
Paying homage to the Safari, Lava High and the Mowabb, we present the Nike x size? Urban Safari Pack Part 1. Featuring the Air Max Light and Toki silhouettes, the worldwide exclusive Urban Safari Pack is now available in both ‘desert sand/hyper blue/total crimson’ and ‘black/poison green/pink’ at all size? stores, in sizes 5 - 12UK (half sizes included) and priced at £100 for the Air Max Light and £65 for the Toki.
They are also available online now. Please see below for the direct links for each style.
Nike Air Max Light - http://bit.ly/11w4WOD
Nike Toki Mid - http://bit.ly/13JX8HW
The Nike x size? Urban Safari Roshe is coming. Stay tuned...