Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'ACG Terra'
Taking note from the vibrant library of designs to come out of Nike’s outdoor-driven ACG line, the distinctive colourway of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'ACG Terra' pays homage to the signature ‘All Conditions Gear’ aesthetic and is equipped with a responsive Zoom Air unit within the heel encased within a monochrome speckled midsole.
First introduced in 1988, ACG was well ahead of its time and promoted a hybrid of purposeful outdoor gear fused with bold, fashion-led colour blocking and detailing across apparel, accessories and footwear. Said to have been initially inspired by the infamous fashions of the Stonemasters - a collective of keen climbers, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts such as Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, Rick Rideway and John Roskelly who were pushing the boundaries of what is now known as ‘free climbing’ whilst living a nomadic and free-spirited lifestyle in Yosemite, Southern California during the 1970’s - the off-beat style of individual spirit of each member is notable through ACG’s own vision but of course with the added expertise of Nike designers. With no intention of setting a trend but rather working with what they had, the Stonemasters were often seen wearing rugged painter pants, patterned boardshorts, striped t-shirts and gaudy knitted jumpers which would be customised to enable greater movement and comfort for all-day climbing and sleeping rough. Taking note of the influential movement that was happening within sportswear at the time, Nike developed lightweight walking style boots for their Nike Hiking line which was unveiled in 1981 and put things in motion for ACG which would arrive nine years later.
Following an experimental spirit that is prominent throughout all that Nike produces, a combination of traditional and innovative materials were utilised across ACG styles and whilst sub-categories within Nike’s offering focused on individual sports the ACG line stood out with a well-rounded offering that crossed boundaries for a range of activities such as mountain biking, climbing and snowboarding. Taking into account bold fashions of the emerging new decade, vivid green, fuschia and yellow shades became go-to tones paired with layers of textural materials and fabrics selected for their performance elements. Nowadays the ACG line acts as an expression of the highly active lifestyles of the early ‘90s and has re-emerged at a time of revival that continually looks to the era for inspiration.
Sure to appeal to any fan of the so-called ‘Gorpcore’ movement, the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'ACG Terra' is reminiscent of an archival Air Terra trail running shoe with a memorable two-layer speckled outsole influenced by bike tires. Featuring almost identical sunburst, varsity purple, taxi and black tones as seen on the original early ‘90s design, Nike have translated the same personality across a Dunk Low silhouette with signature skateboarding-focused features to ensure reliable support, traction and impact protection. Smooth suede uppers provide a high level of durability and continue along the laces border with perforation across the toe vamp for increased breathability when on the move. Elongated Swoosh ticks have been positioned on either side of the foot with tips that continue around the back of the heel where embroidered ‘Nike’ lettering has been stitched in a sunburst tone that matches the laces. A given for any Dunk SB model, both the tongue and ankle collar are highly cushioned and a woven label presenting the famous Nike SB logo sits at the top of the tongue with additional ‘Dunk Low Pro’ lettering below to help define the model. Throughout the inside Nike Air cushioning sits within the sockliner alongside a soft fabric lining for all-day comfort. As a defining feature of the model, the monochrome speckled rubber midsole has a full cupsole stitch for greater durability and flex in addition to a decorative flash of orange close to its top edge and underfoot a multidirectional tread pattern.
Providing endless inspiration for modern footwear designs, the Nike archive stems back to the company's founding year of 1964 with co-founder Bill Bowerman and one of his track running students making history by trialling a new, optimised running shoe design. With no prediction of just how much the new design would alter history, Nike was officially launched in 1972 and has since become one of the world’s best known brands with sport-focused lines that ensure those looking to push the boundaries of athleticism are equipped with the right gear.
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Due to the limited numbers of the Nike SB Dunk Low Pro 'ACG Terra' we are making the shoes available via our Releases.flatspot site on a Raffle to purchase basis.
Limited to one pair per person. Available to UK residents only.
The draw opens on Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 08:00AM (BST) and closes on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 08:00AM (BST).
Winners will be chosen on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 12:00PM (BST) and we will aim to confirm both successful and unsuccessful entries within three hours. Winning pairs will ship Thursday & Friday 2nd/3rd July.
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