Where The Safari Foamposite One Went Wrong
When recreating a old colorway on a different silhouette, it can be exciting but many things can go wrong. The Air Safari was releases in 1987 and why they decided to make a foamposite with this inspired colorway, i am not sure, but this one missed the mark in my opinion. the original one had a variety of textures and materials, giving it a rugged feel, something that simply cannot be duplicated by a foamposite print.
Originally in March 2013 i mentioned that there would be a safari release in this video below. no images were leaked yet, but i was highly anticipating the sneaker since i am a huge fan of orange on sneakers, and have been waiting to see an all orange foamposite upper still.
Now that we get to see unofficial images, i am heartbroken, the safari foamposite one will be an easy pass for me, the all over safari print is not what i expected and reminds me of polka dots. i dont want a foamposite with polkadots. it appears they took a reverse approach to the original safari print, where it used to be grey and black circles, they now when black with grey circles. Who is to say it wouldnt look bad either way however. I love everything about the shoe accept the upper, the orange accents look amazing on the shoe, and these shoes would only be copped by me if i was to customize them. In my opinion, those safari foamposites simply fell short, as have most of the foamposites that we are seeing released in 2013 unfortunately. i am hoping we get a resurgence of great foam colorways in the future.
Lastly here is a video recapping how the foamposites have fallen off since the galaxy colorway: