The pair debuted in 1992, entering a market that was relatively unexplored as sandals became a hybrid of form and function — being appropriate for around the house and perfect in summer while also capable of tackling tough terrains. The pair came in many iterations but typically favored bold graphic makeups, which has been replicated in this 2020 rerun of the cross-training sandal.
Nike’s Air Deschutz has seldom been seen, making a rare appearance back in 2011 when the pair was overhauled by SOPHNET. Now, however, Nike introduces pairs in triple black, blue-on-black, lime green-on-black with pink accents, as well as a truly retro style sporting a black base with teal, purple, yellow and white components.
The sandal features a wavy, trail-like debossed pattern that encompasses its entire footbed, as well as a plastic ankle component that houses the ACG emblem. On the cross-over foot straps, you’ll find a Nike mini-swoosh logo, while on the rear strap Nike adds its signature “Nike Air” stamp.
Another OG touch comes in the form of the pattern and Air Deschutz branding found on the bottom of the sole, which draws colors from those found throughout the upper. Rounding out the design is the phrase “Nike ACG — All Conditions Gear — Designed & Tested in Oregon, USA,” which can be found etched into the rear of the heel.
Take a look at the Nike Air Deschutz in the gallery above, and expect a release on May 14 on Nike SNKRS, SNEAKERS and select retailers.
For even bolder retro Nike offerings, check out the new deconstructed Daybreak Type N. 354 in “Cactus Plant” and “Barely Volt.”