Nike is going back to its roots with the release of the FootballX Safari Pack, offered in three colorways. The soccer shoes are a nod to the athletic brand’s 1987 Air Safari running shoe, which was done in an ostrich-skin print.
Legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield was behind the design that shocked the shoe world. Since 1987, the print has appeared on a handful of Nike products.
The indoor/court shoe features a fitted collar for added ankle comfort. The Hypervenomx is a white-and-black print with teal accents. The Magistax has a solid black toe fading into a black-and-gray print with purple accents on the swoosh, and the Mercurialx’s black upper is given a pop of color with red accents.
Belgian soccer player Romelu Lukaku shows off the shoes in one photo. Lukaku plays for Premier League club Everton, as well as the Belgian national team.
The shoes drop Dec. 21 on Nike.com.
Other upcoming Nike releases include the Class of ’97 pack — two silhouettes from the basketball film “He Got Game,” 20 years after the film’s release. The pack features the Air Foamposite Pro and the Zoom Hawk Flight, both of which retail for $385.