The Mountains to the Street, once again.
This Nike Air Max 90 NRG Camowabb, although not yet officially tied to the ACG brand, is a clear nod to the infamous outdoor range. We’re not certain on the exact meaning of the NRG tag. However, it has been previously attached to several big hype, limited release shoes, so it seems to be a sign of quality and rarity. Other classic Nike silhouettes have borrowed the colour schemes and fabrics traditionally associated with the All Conditions Gear before. A 4 colourway Air Max 1 drop in 2010 is a prime example, with the bright ACG colours popping off black nubuck uppers. These styles didn’t feature durable outdoor fabrics though, and had to be treated with the same care as you would a standard AM1.
With this new 90 though hardwearing fabrics have been used in the construction. So maybe you would get away with treating them a bit rougher, not that you’d want to with how crisp they look. The toe box is a synthetic ripstop fabric, a brushed suede on the mudguard and a durable leather on the overlays. As you can see, these overlays are the standout feature of the design featuring the contoured map details that has featured on numerous ACG pieces.
ACG, of course, has it’s own range of footwear, specifically designed to combine air cushioned comfort with outdoor ready durability. The archive of this range had recently produced some brilliant colourways, such as the multiple new Air Skarn colourways. The silhouette that helped transfer the ACG look into street fashion was the iconic Air Mowabb. The colours used on this new Air Max 90 Camowabb are definitely reminiscent of the OG colourway of the Hatfield designed, groundbreaking classic. It is a rare thing to see ACG crossover into the Nike Sportswear range, and as this drop shows, the result is always appealing.
The Nike Air Max 90 NRG Camowabb Desert Sand / Black / Desert Sand – CI5646-001 – is available now online @ 5 Pointz. Click Here to view this item.