Year Released: 1987
Luxury sport as a concept may have existed at Nike before the Air Safari - the Air Jordan II, produced in Italy and featuring faux iguana skin preceded it by a year - but the Safari took performance out of the equation almost entirely. Sure, you could run in the soft deerskin lows, but why would you when Nike had so many performance-first runners on the market already? You can bet Biz Markie wasn't recording splits in his.
Nike Air Safari OG