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The 80 Greatest Sneakers of the '80s

17. Nike Air Safari

Year Released: 1987

Sport luxury existed before the Air Safari, but the soft deerskin runner represented something of a new direction for Nike. Long a company dedicated purely to athletics, Nike showed a willingness to change with the market, as sneakers started to become more of a status symbol. The Safari, its iconic print inspired by an exotic ostrich-leather couch, was of course a Tinker Hatfield design.

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