Get wild with this outdoorsy spin on the Dunk Low. Earthy hues and a safari-inspired print bring rugged, camo vibes to an ’80s hoops icon. Hemp canvas underlays and a speckled gum rubber outsole (a nod to the classic ACG aesthetic) turn this on-court legend into an off-trail wildcat. And when the journey gets rough, the padded, low-cut collar and foam midsoles will keep you going—just don’t forget the GORP.
There was a time when Tinker Hatfield’s Safari print, which he claims was inspired by a couch of all things, was a rarity in the world of sneakers. In any instance the print popped up, sneaker fanatics went giddy with joy, but over time, the pattern proliferated and the impending desensitization took a bit of that magic away. For some shoe heads, Safari pattern still holds that weight, especially on the Dunk Low for its relative scarcity.
First appearing on a Dunk High way back in 2004, Safari now hits the Dunk Low hard in a colorway that reflects the wildlife theme. A mix of tans and browns cover the textured overlay, while a mesh/hemp blend appears beneath. Green laces give the shoes even more of that flora/fauna vibe, while a solid gum outsole with what appears to be Nike Grind suggest an eco-friendly attempt. Yellow hues extend along the inner lining and tongue tabs, matching the yellow suede Nike tab featured on the heel.
Take an official look at the Nike Dunk Low “Safari” above, and expect the pairs to arrive in the coming months at Nike’s website and select retailers.
Color: Cacao Wow/Gorge Green/Golden Moss/Off-Noir
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