ACRONYM is in a class of its own when creating products with technical functionality, whether it be their own releases or forward-thinking collaborations. Some of the best examples of the latter were created with Nike–namely their work on the iconic Air Force 1.
The two brands reconnect in 2017 via the ACRONYM x NikeLab Air Force 1 Downtown Hi SP, a model amended with a high-cut boot design constructed with nylon and sporting a brass zip-up unit. A German mil-spec fastener (an ankle strap secured by a buckle) provides stability. Pleated paneling adds to the shoe's futuristic aesthetic.
During a discussion panel at NikeLab 21 Mercer in SoHo, New York City, ACRONYM's Errolson Hugh revealed that the Air Force 1 Downtown design had been completed back in March 2013.
The ACRONYM x NikeLab Air Force 1 Downtown Hi SP released in a trio of colorways, including this version in Black, White, and Medium Olive.
Stadium Goods Link: ACRONYM x NikeLab Air Force 1 Downtown Hi SP
Style: 649941 001
Colors: Black/White-Medium Olive
Release Date: February 8, 2017