September 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 12
Models like the Lava Dome, Air Magma and Air Talaria have been with us for so long, they’ve come to define Nike All Conditions Gear‘s signature look. From the bold original colorways to their impeccable lines, these designs have so much good will built up that when newer ones hit shelves in conjunction with ACG’s Nike Sportswear-housed revival, some sneakerheads didn’t know what to do with something as crazy as, say, the Flywire-equipped Ashiko. But with last year’s Lunar MacLeay, we got a look at what was to come from the Swoosh’s outdoor division, a sleek yet functional design whose molded lines give way to a new kind of sophistication as yet unseen on an ACG Boot.
Fast forward a over a year to today and we’re in the midst of a full-on All Conditions revival, upcoming releases like the Zoom Meriweather, Manoa ACG and Air Max Conquer all bearing the signs of a world to come where a model like the one pictured above could just sneak up on you totally by surprise. The new Nike ACG Premium Boot looks the part of its name with a premium VacTech leather upper that gives way to Gore-Tex waterproof lining and rides a full-length Max Air cushion. This first Midnight Fog and Dark Copper colorway looks perfect with khakis and should do just as well with pretty much any shade of denim you could throw at them when you pick up a pair at select NSW retailers including Extra Butter.
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At least they're hella better than the Foamdomes and the Air Bakin boots. WTF were they thinking on those?
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A step in the right direction. Nike ACG needs to make higher quality stuff designed for actual hiking, backpacking etc. Gore-tex GTX lining, durable outsoles. They could make stuff that is both steezy and legit outdoor gear. The potential is there and it would dominate.
I disagree, i think the Premiums are a lot smoother than the Foam/Bakin boots. And these, to me, have more of an ACG feel. Not just something borrowed from the basketball division.