When the temperatures drop and the snow gets heavy, it’s hard to look good. You’re channeling the Michelin Man in your puffy coat and rocking the standard chunky duck boots. Gotta stay toasty, right? It may be February, but the temps are still dropping and the colder days are still ahead. Prepare for the chill and step up your winter fit with a street smart and weather smart pair of kicks. Nike’s ACG division focuses on “All Conditions Gear,” including innovative sneakers and clothing ideal for outdoor performance. Nike ACG brings gear that’s as functional as they are fresh, so there’s no better brand to help you prepare for winter in full athleisure style.
Support and protection from the elements
The Air Terra Antarktik is the newest boot from Nike ACG. The shoe was designed and tested in Oregon, and according to Nike, it’s a “jacket” for your foot. The muscular boot-like model is encased by a water-repellant black ripstop material for durability against harsh conditions. It is protected by a Gore-Tex upper, one of the highlights of the Antarktik and one of the best materials in footwear to keep the elements out. This boot is built to withstand all the bad parts of winter, like the wet, uneven, and slippery surfaces your feet endure on your daily commute.
The shoe also features reflective elements throughout and has an easy-entry Velcro closure at the ankle, which is much needed when you’re in a rush and have so much gear to pile on just to go out. A wide lacing system further ensures stability and full support. The sticky rubber outsole and new lug configuration gives your traction and prevents slippage in the rain or snow. Air cushioning underfoot keeps you comfortable all day long.
A large grey outlined Swoosh sits on the midfoot, interwoven with a Gore-Tex logo. A smaller dark turquoise Swoosh sits on the side of the toe box. ACG embellishments can be seen on the lacing system’s anchors, the tongue, and the heel’s pull tabs. The Antarktik is currently released in one colorway: Black/Anthracite/Midnight Turquoise. Buy Here