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Complex’s 25 Best Nike ACG Sneakers of All Time

May 9th, 2013 by | No comments

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Nike’s ACG line has spawned some of the most intricate sneaker designs in Nike history, bringing with it a strong cult following of particular sneaker fanatics who adore these purely outdoor designs. Starting in 1989 and still pushing strong today, ACG has seduced its followers with some amazing designs – with an opinion of the 25 best put together by Complex. Some of the usual icons are here, like the Air Mowabb and Terra, but there are some unique ones with some rather interesting names (the rugged Nike Air Vulgarian Chukka is one example), so check out some of the highlights below and check out the full list on Complex.

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Nike: Outside The Box by Joel Colley

October 10th, 2012 by | 4 comments

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A recent ‘list’ pointing out the ten ‘rules’ of sneakerheadism suggested we throw out our shoeboxes. This following artwork, put together by Portland-based artist Joel Colley (who also worked on the ParaNormans) for the Nike Graphic Studio Art Show this Saturday, is a collective piece of the Nike shoeboxes in the brand’s history that suggests box-stockpiling isn’t a bad idea. Today, we’re given the option of brown and orange with a few extras bearing the Nike Skateboarding or LeBron/Kobe name, but part of Nike’s amazing history is actually in these sick shoebox designs – most of which we’ve shown you before in our vintage Nike shoebox feature last August. There are certain pieces in here that’ll induce the “oh yeah, I remember that!” and the “what the, when did this happen?” so check out this sick piece by Colley after the jump and let us know which your favorite Nike shoebox is!

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Nike ACG ‘Foamposite’ Unreleased Sample

December 4th, 2011 by | 18 comments

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Nike All Conditions Gear footwear is engineered to keep your foot protected from the outdoor elements without compromising the supreme comfort and performance offered by every other Nike wing. With that said, one of Nike’s more memorable cult hits comes from Nike ACG in the form of the ‘Dri-Goat’, which first debuted during the Holiday 2000 season; it got its name for its unique traction designed after a goat’s hoof (read up on mountain goats and their ability to climb and you’ll see what that animal was chosen). Some added mystique around the Nike ACG Dri-Goat was that an advertisement showcasing the shoe was actually pulled by Nike as it was deemed to be offensive to the disabled. The Dri-Goat series didn’t last too long, but did leave us with some classic gems that were similar to the Dri-Goat like the Air Crested Butte and the Dri-Goat Alpha Gore-Tex.

Here’s a look at an interesting Nike ACG shoe, created in 2001, which features a rugged trail-ready outsole, a zipper enclosure that covers the forefoot, and a tag on the tongue that says ‘Nike Foamposite’. Foamposite, the lightweight material made popular by the Air Foamposite One, is likely used to provide the upper construction of the shoe, with a special weather-resistant shell layered above it. This funky sample does seem to fall in line with the Nike Dri-Goat lineage (and was released not long after the original Dri-Goat debuted), and was likely targeted at outdoor-gear aficionados. Continue reading for another look after the jump and let us know what you think of this funky sample, and check out the auction from identitiesrevealed on eBay.

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Nike ACG Retrospective

November 15th, 2011 by | 7 comments

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Nike All Conditions Gear was born out of a desire to examine the sporting world outside of hardwood, grass/astro-turf, or a paved running track. ACG exemplified Nike’s explorative attitude, personified by the 1981 releases of the Magma, Approach, and Lava Dome, and in 1989, ACG became official; many of Nike ACG’s greatest designs were the result of a collaborative process behind the brand’s most famed designers and engineers like Tinker Hatfield, Toren Orzeck, and Peter Fogg, and in the thirty years of its existence, ACG has traveled the indirect path from outdoor-performance to cult worship. Shoes like the Air Mowabb paved the way for contemporary ACG designs like the Ashiko Boot and the Lunar Macleay, which, like the early ACG models, were intended to tear up Earth, but have also landed on the pedestal of those who consider ACG the utmost in design excellence. Want to learn more? Check out vintage ACG print-ads below and take a look at Crooked Tongues’ Gary Warnett’s full article to study up on one of the most historic wings of Nike history.

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