When it was first rolled out in 1989, the whole idea behind Nike’s ACG line was that it would be dedicated to hiking and outdoors equipment. Now, nearly 30 years later, ACG is better known for releases like the latest NikeLab ACG.07.KMTR.
This shoe eschews laces and instead goes for a totally unique tightening mechanism inspired in part by parachutes. When the magnetic top clasp is unclipped, the weatherproof textile upper can be pulled up and away from the rest of the shoe, loosening a cord that wraps around the back heel. Along with giving the shoe a distinct look, this function allows for wearers to quickly get in and out of their kicks. All things said – these sneakers are everything you’d expect from an Nike and Errolson Hugh collaboration. They look as much at home in some dystopian high-tech future as they do on a basketball court or in the gym. Can you really ask for more?