Welcome to the Jungle Flashback

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It’s not officially Spring until March 20, but Nike already has things heating up. Air Safari Jungle Flashback takes a walk on the wild side on March 14 with its recreation of the original colorway. Get moving if you plan on getting it, because at $140, these popping kicks are sure to sell out fast.

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Air Safari Jungle Flashback

Release Date: March 14, 2018

Retail: $140.00

Colors: Black/Monarch/Cool Grey

Features: Signature ostrich print; textured leather finishes; original colorway

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Welcome to the Jungle Flashback

Air Safari Jungle Flashback is making the temperature rise this March. Nike touts the shoe as the release that “recreates the original colorway that started it all” (Nike.com). The staple shoe, which rose to the occasion in 1987 with Air Max and Air Trainer, has a special place in the Nike family.

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The striking colorway elevates the Air Safari to a most collectible status. Its bold tones break up an otherwise pastel seasonal palette, thanks to a coordinated effort by more extreme, vivid colors.

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Black and white set the stage for a pop of Monarch at the vamp and sock liner, as well as the tongue tag. Monarch is a curious color in Nike’s palette, as an earthy, orange-brown color reminiscent of the one seen in the Monarch butterfly.

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Back to the Primitive

As far as monarchs go, Jungle Flashback is the king of the jungle.  The naturally-inspired safari colorway takes on another layer of form-meets-content with its ostrich print. Located at opposite ends of the shoe, the gray on gray adds the spice of jungle life to the Air Safari.

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The ostrich print is also a modest nod toward another Nike/Jordan iconic look hailing from the wild, the elephant print.

Wild ‘N Out with Textures

Jungle Flashback‘s excellence is also derived from its varied textures. The black leather quarter panel is smooth and fine, setting the stage for an understated Swoosh. Monarch’s finish is slightly rougher with more of a cowhide feel to it.

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Jump On It

Don’t be the lion sleeping in the jungle on March 14. It’s on like Donkey Kong, so make sure you’re king of the jungle with Air Safari Jungle Flashback.

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