Custom Nike Air Max 97 “atmos Safari” Reimagines a Legendary Collab

May 20, 2020 | Luis Torres |

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In 2003, atmos and Nike teamed up and released a Nike Air Max 1 ahead of its time. The atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Safari” became the gold standard of storytelling with collaborations. The final product raised eye-brows all over the world as the animal print-themed design made its way onto one of the most iconic Nike silhouettes. To this day, the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Safari” is considered one of the best collabs ever to exist.

Footwear designer and custom sneakers heavyweight Jake Dankelfs took the collab on a spin by translating the features of the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 and embedding it on another classic Nike silhouette — the Nike Air Max 97. The result? A custom Nike Air Max 97 “atmos Safari” that entirely lives up to its name. From the brown and gold tones to the animal print wrapped around the shoe, this custom is in a league of its own.

Take a closer look at the pair below. Be sure to follow Jake Danklefs on Instagram for more custom creations.

Custom Nike Air Max 97 “atmos Safari”
Custom Nike Air Max 97 “atmos Safari”

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