Nike ACG

The Nike ACG is designed and tested in the rugged Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Built to go anywhere with the highest quality materials to withstand varying temperatures and weather conditions. The midfoot mesh provides a firm fit, and the Trailframe outsole provides support.

ACG, which stands for All Conditions Gear, is a Nike collection launched in 1989.

This collection came about as a result of a photograph that reached Nike at the end of the 1970s showing the mountaineers John Reskelley and his brother at the base camp of Mount K2, in which they appear wearing Nike shoes. At that time, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker (now CEO of Nike), who were keen mountaineers, decided to modify the running shoes to adapt them to the mountains. The first model in the ACG section is the Pegasus sneaker.

Nike ACG's golden years came in the 1990s, sponsoring mountain races and raids, and in 1998 they even made the leap to footwear adapted to snow. In the 2000s this line suffered a decline, but nowadays Nike ACG is making a comeback due to the rise of the gorpcore style or trend that implements shoes or garments associated with mountaineering in everyday style. 

We can highlight from ACG the Jacquemus x Nike ACG collaboration, for which the designer chose the Air Humara silhouette to redesign it in 2022.