Nike is making sure its customers are prepared for the winter months with the release of a new ACG boot, the NikeLab ACG Flyknit Lupinek SFB, part of the brand’s NikeLab ACG Holiday 2015 collection.
The ACG Flyknit Lupinek SFB hits select NikeLab retailers and the brand’s website tomorrow, retailing for $300.
The boot features an upper comprised of waterproof leather and water-resistant Flyknit for warmth, breathability and protection, memory foam in the collar for comfort and stability, a Nike Free-inspired SFB outsole to promote natural motion, and a blend of sticky and hard rubber on the sole for traction and durability.
The boot will be available initially in two colorways: a predominantly white boot with black throughout the upper, and an all-black boot.
NikeLab ACG Flyknit-Lupinek SFB in the all-black colorway.
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“The city is the ultimate landscape,” said Jarrett Reynolds, NikeLab’s senior design director, in a statement. “It’s home to a number of different activities and microclimates. Just think — you may be biking through the freezing rain one minute and then jockeying for space in a stuffy subway the next. The NikeLab ACG collection is designed specifically to enable movement and provide weather protection for whatever the city throws at you.”
Nike unveiled its SneakerBoot collection in October, featuring its classic shoes reimagined and rebuilt for the elements. The collection hit stores on Nov. 5.
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