It’s something of a cliché now that everything in the 90s was branded as radical and ‘Xtreme’ (there wasn’t time to use every vowel that was supposed to be in a word; in the time it took to write that ‘e’ you could have busted out a sweet kickflip.)
In hindsight, more than a few things may have gone overboard, we’re looking in your direction grunge cola, but there’s no question that the last decade of the 20th century did push design into some, well, radical directions.
The bold aesthetic that dominated the 90s was especially welcome in Nike’s All Conditions Gear range. The mix of progressive, athletic design and functional, weatherproof performance totally redefined what an active outdoors shoe should look like.
Nike has brought a true ACG cult classic out of the archives. The Air Zoom Albis ’16 is an updated take on the ACG Terra Albis. A slip on build, full length Zoom Air cushioning, and the addition of premium leather to the mudguard paneling augment the original design to current Xtreme specifications.