Partially out of commission for the larger part of quarantine, Nike ACG is back in the spotlight with yet another brand new silhouette: the Air Zoom AO. Considered to be the “Ultimate Summer Hiker,” the silhouette borrows many a part from past notables to help refine an amphibious construction meant to brace all conditions.
Aesthetically a reflection of the sub-label’s design sense, the debut colorway runs replete with signature purple and red accents, both etching atop a black upper via the heel counter stabilizer and lining respectively. “ALL CONDITIONS GEAR” arcs above the circular opening at the tongue whose colored edge matches the lace toggle that sits immediately below. Partially taken from the Phantom VNM, this lace unit makes use of an adapted cover that pivots its function from in-game play to dangerous trail snags. Elsewhere, even the tooling features a sort of Frankenstein blend as the Kukini from 2003 and the SFB Jungle Boot come together for dual-purpose utility: the latter geared to assist when walking creeks and the former for water-draining. Rubber treads improve overall traction, hard rubber toes protect while aiding durability, and internal Zoom Air units bring Nike patented cushioning.
Grab a detailed look at the pair right here and expect to see a release on Nike.com on July 9th.
Nike ACG Air Zoom AO
Release Date: July 9th, 2020
Color: Blue Void/Vivid Purple
Style Code: CT2898-401
Color: Fusion Violet/Challenge Red
Style Code: CT2898-400
Color: Black/Laser Crimson/Black
Style Code: CT2898-001
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