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iD.

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These are the Safaris from the 2012 iD collection.
I chose them because I like them
and I knew they weren’t permanent in the iD roster.

The colors were chosen because I wanted something to fit my Yankees stuff
and the options weren’t really good back then…

I am really happy with them and they were done quite remarkable.
The suede seems really high quality (which is a rarity in todays Nike standards).
So good that even I (!) am scared to put them in the washing machine…

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Even a second lace set was included back then, I chose grey.
It was surely one good pair that needed some more options
for coloring and should’ve been pushed more.

The whole pair has a ‘vintage feeling’ to it,
I don’t remember it being advertised on Nike iD.
It starts with the suede which feels kind of old, heavy and used
(I think that’s a good thing) and the midsole is off-white,
like eggshale, as opposed to pure white.

A nice touch is the missing swoosh on the medial side of the shoe,
true to the original.

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In subtle colors these are really underrated
and show the true potential of the shoe.
Without the Safari- or any pattern
these are really suitable for everyday wear,
even for ‘normal’ people.

They weren’t available very long
and my guess is many people don’t even remember them.

I did ‘louder’ pairs too,
but as I remember it was quite hard to do
with the available options.

Buying advice:
The Safari has been discontinued in the iD-programme
so it isn’t available anymore.
It is a understated choice only people that know will recognize.
Get it if you want a sporty but down-low choice.
Don’t get it if you want something recognizable.

It is an us 8.

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