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Six Things To Know About The ACRONYM x Nike Vapormax Moc 2

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Errolson Hugh’s ACRONYM label has joined forces with Nike once again for yet another groundbreaking chapter of their collaborative partnership. With previous works focusing on silhouettes of the past, this new project with the Vapormax posed a new challenge to the apparel designer, and he certainly delivered. Three colorways have been created to align with ACRONYM’s technical approach to gear, and as one of the most titillating designers of our industry, there’s certainly a lot more behind the inspirations of these designs.

1. Three different colorways were designed as part of this set. Errolson Hugh and Nike’s previous collaborations with Nike – the Lunar Force 1, Air Force 1 Downtown, and Presto have all been presented as trios. The Lunar Force 1, however, welcomed a fourth iteration as part of 2017’s AF100 collection.

2. Structurally, the shoe remains relatively unchanged. Errolson approached this collaboration as a visual project because there is “nothing retro about it”. His previous collaborations were focused on technical upgrades that made use of zippers, buckles, and other add-ons that made the shoe easier to wear, but the Vapormox Moc 2 didn’t really need any help on that front.

3. The pattern on the Flyknit upper is brand new camouflage-style print inspired by the letter A, which was actually designed by Stash for his “Analog” logo. Errolson says: ““The patterning is basically the A from Acronym. It’s the original shape, and then it just gets turned into a grid. Each of the intersecting lines of the A inside the square makes the surface, and we just delete and inverse the various surfaces that result from those intersections. It makes for a kind of progression that you get these surprising shapes out of.”

4. There are a total of six different ACRONYM logos on each shoe. The pattern on the upper counts as a form of branding, but there are five other explicit representations of the name on the heel, insoles, and beneath the footbed.

5. Nike and the ACRONYM founder made a trailer in the style of a spaghetti western crossed over with a dark and urban setting to debut this project. Errolson was joined by none other than musician John Mayer – a well-known sneakerhead.

6. Release info is as follows: all three colorways have released today on acrnm.com. The sail/volt colorway will released on March 24th at select retailers worldwide, and again on March 26th Air Max Day on Nike SNKRS. A release for the black/volt and dark stucco/cargo khaki is scheduled for May 15th on Nike SNKRS and select retailers.

Acronym x Nike VaporMax Moc 2
Release Date: March 24th, 2018
SNKRS Release Date: March 26th, 2018
Color: Light Bone/Light Bone-Black
Style Code: AQ0996-001

Acronym x Nike VaporMax Moc 2
Release Date: May 15th, 2018
Color: Sail/Dark Stucco-Cargo Khaki
Style Code: AQ0996-102

Acronym x Nike VaporMax Moc 2
Release Date: April 26th, 2018
Color: Black/Volt-Black
Style Code: AQ0996-007