Size and fit

This is a unisex shoe that's solely available in the guys' sizes. Men's Nike Air Safari SE sizes are available from 6 to 15. It is reported to fit true to size.

For the ladies, to get the correct size of women's Air Safari SE shoes from Nike, you need to go down 1.5 sizes from your normal shoe size. For example, if your usual shoe size is 8 you need to get a 6.5 in men's sizes.

This shoe features a lace-up system for a snug and comfortable fit, while padded tongue and collar provide added cushioning and comfort.

Nike Air Safari SE Style

Refresh your everyday look with the Nike Air Safari SE’s vibrant hues and spotted animal-print overlays. Let its eye-catching orange, green, and spotted aesthetic be the highlight of your ensemble by pairing it with a monochromatic outfit, or stick with the classic jeans and T-shirt combo for a banging effortlessly cool look. Also, this kick could also add oomph to your sneaker collection and elevate your everyday kick rotation.

Notable Features

The Nike Air Safari SE's appeals to most sneakerheads because of its Atmos-inspired aesthetic and attention-grabbing signature animal print. However, what's inside is what keeps them hooked. Features like cushioned footbeds, encapsulated Nike Air unit, and premium materials had users finding themselves gravitating towards the shoe every day.

Nike Air Safari SE History

The Nike Air Safari shoes come from a long line of iconic Air Max sneakers. Introduced in 1987, the shoe didn't exactly do well when it first came out as it was considered by most as bold and wacky. Nevertheless, this all changed after the shoe got featured in Biz Markie's 1988 album.

The brainchild of designer extraordinaire Tinker Hatfield, this sneaker started the wave of lifestyle shoes equipped with performance technology but inclined more on the fashion side. It was inspired by a very unusual source: an ostrich leather couch from a New York luxury furniture store.

Over the years the shoe became a must-have kick for sneaker enthusiasts. And finally in 2018 Nike decided to bring it back. The Nike Air Safari SE casual shoes feature a fusion of various colors and materials with the animal print still taking center stage. It came in two colorways: Flint Grey / White / Brunt Cactus and Monarch / Flax / Mahogany Mink / Yellow Ochre, with the latter being inspired by the 2003 Air Max 1 Atmos collaboration. Moreover, a later color scheme of Emerald Green, Rush Pink, and Team Orange is added to the growing lineup.

Additional Info

  • This shoe features perforations that enhance breathability.
  • The SE in the shoe's name stands for Special Edition.
  • Rubber pods are placed in the outsole's high wear areas.
  • The shoe’s upper is crafted from a mesh base with paneled leather and suede overlays.
  • The vamp and quarter panel sections are the ones covered in the line's signature animal print.
  • The Atmos-inspired colorway of this shoe incorporates an additional dark green midsole detail to differentiate itself from the aforementioned colorway.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Air Safari
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Nike Air
Colorways: Black / Brown
Special editions: 1 special edition
SKUs: AO3298001 / AO3298002 / AO3298300 / AO3298800 / BQ8418600 / BQ8418800

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.